MCAA would like to welcome their 59th student chapter, Alfred State College. The Alfred State College MCAA Student Chapter is sponsored by the MCA of Rochester, New York.
MCAA member, Shaabini Alford, was recently featured on the Construction Career Podcast, a podcast that focuses on careers in the construction industry.
MCAA’s 2nd annual GreatFutures Forum, held in Anaheim, CA was a huge win-win for MCAA and student chapter members. The annual Job Fair saw 250 students from 30 MCAA student chapters network with representatives of 40 MCAA contractor and manufacturer-supplier companies offering jobs and internships. Everyone left happy!
Our industry’s future leaders are getting a closer look at the field of mechanical contracting at MCAA’s 2018 GreatFutures Forum. MCAA President Michael Brandt welcomed everyone, and Career Development Committee Chair Jon Finch reviewed plans for the event, which includes a variety of education, the debut of a new Student Chapter Presidents Advisory Council, a job fair and a tour of Southland Industries.
Is your company searching for great young talent to insure its future competitiveness? MCAA’s new GreatFutures Jobs Board will give its members exclusive access to the talented students in MCAA’s 50+ Student Chapters.
MCAA’s Student Chapter Competition project has been released to all participants. Students will be given the chance to prepare for the Student Competition Discussion Session at the GreatFutures Forum scheduled for Saturday, September 29. During the session, the project’s background, scope and submittal details will be discussed. The Career Development committee hopes the project’s early release will give students the opportunity to ask more detailed questions at the forum and help them better navigate and manage this challenging project.
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.