The 2018 GreatFutures Forum will be the kick off for the new MCAA Student Chapter Presidents Advisory Council. The council will be composed of MCAA Student Chapter Presidents, created to help advise the MCAA Career Development Committee of student issues and concerns, and be a resource for MCAA’s GreatFutures planning. The committee will look to these students for innovations and improvements to the program.
MCAA members are realizing the value of having talented, young interns work at their companies and the numbers are showing it! Data from January 1 to mid-July of this year versus the same period in 2017 show significant increases in both interns hired and MCAA members hiring those interns; 13% more interns hired by 18% more contractors. Have you hired an intern yet?
Registration for MCAA’s 2018 GreatFutures Forum is now open! This year’s conference will be held in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Marriott from Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, September 29. We are excited to offer an exclusive opportunity where students from MCAA Student Chapters can explore, and even join, the world of mechanical contracting!
Last year, 126 MCAA members hired 200 interns and got paid for it. Midway though this year, 121 members have hired 183 sharp young interns! Would you like to hire one and get paid $1,000 for doing so? How about $2,000 for two interns?
Marjorie Banda, a freshman in Ferris State University’s HVACR program, was the recipient of this year’s MSCA Scholarship in recognition of her scholastic achievement. In a thank you letter to MSCA Executive Director Barbara Dolim, Marjorie said, “I am truly grateful for the financial support that I have received from you as an organization. It will definitely make a big difference and leave a mark that will be with me as long as I live. I am motivated to work even harder in school and obtain my HVACR Bachelor’s Degree.”
MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative has a new home on the MCAA website! If you’re a woman executive or employee of an MCAA/MSCA member company, or a woman student, this page will keep you up to date on our efforts to enable women in the mechanical industry to further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.
Members of the MCA of Metro Washington Young Leaders Program were given the opportunity to tour the latest expansion project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. MCAA member company Kirlin Mid-Atlantic graciously led the tour, where peers were able to learn about the hydronic systems and the integration of new equipment that will help power the new portion of the building.
If you’re a woman executive or employee of an MCAA/MSCA member company and you’re headed to MSCA18, join us for a luncheon and discussion on Monday, October 22. This is a unique opportunity to develop some important connections! The event continues MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry initiative, a forum to enable women in the mechanical industry to further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.
Hundreds of contractors from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to Buffalo for the Fabrication Conference (May 9 – 11, 2018). The conference, which focused on cutting-edge fabrication applications, included tours of three John W. Danforth Company fabrication facilities. “Hosting this national conference was an honor for us,” said Robert Beck, Danforth president and a member of the MCAA board of directors. “At Danforth, we have always aimed to stay at the leading edge of our industry, so we were excited to showcase our workforce and the work that we do.”
Last year, 126 MCAA member firms hired 200 interns and got paid for it; this year’s trending higher! Want to hire that sharp young intern(s)? NOW is the time to act. MCAA’s foundation, MCERF, will pay you up to $2,000 to hire college interns. It’s true and it’s easy…read on to find out how.
The 2018 MCAA Student Competition brought together future leaders of our industry on the main stage of the convention. The four finalists presented their plans to the on-stage judges and fielded a series of demanding questions. Missed the competition or want a second view? Watch the competition video!
Enjoy these daily recaps of our MCAA18 activities! See You in Scottsdale! MCAA19 is March 3-7, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.