MCAA’s 2017 GreatFutures Forum kicked off with the Futures Fest career fair. The first-ever such event was a huge success. Representatives from almost 40 participating MCAA member companies were on hand to connect with hundreds of students about employment and internship opportunities. Cole Zeiler found his great future with HMH Contractors, Inc. and Kenneth Bankard found his with F.E. Moran, Inc. Congratulations to MCAA members and students alike!
MCAA’s career-related website has a new look and new features. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to connecting our members with the students who will comprise the industry’s future workforce.
The MCAA and the UA have teamed up to provide additional financial relief to 356 field and office employees of our South Texas member companies who were victimized by Hurricane Harvey. Each employee is receiving a $500 relief check, with $250 coming from the MCAA Disaster Relief Fund and $250 coming from the UA’s Charitable Trust. This is in addition to the $1,000 relief check each employee already received from MCAA’s Disaster Relief Fund. This joint relief effort is another example of the UA/MCAA partnership, and what that partnership can do to benefit members of our UA/MCAA family in times of need.
The sixth report in the MCAA Technology Research Series provides an introduction to layout systems. It is also a valuable evaluation tool for those who are considering an upgrade to their existing system. Thanks to a partnership with JBKLabs, MCAA members enjoy access to this series of cutting-edge research reports and companion webinars.
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MCAA’s Career Development Initiative connects MCAA members with top students to build great futures together through internships and full-time jobs.
If your personnel plans include hiring a student intern and you’ve never taken on this challenge before, help is here. Whether you need to fill a short-term need or a future full-time professional position, we have resources and tools to help you.
If you’re planning to hire a college student as an intern, consider applying for an MCAA Student Internship Grant, funded by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). It’s a win-win for you and the student.
The Educator of the Year Award, one of the highest honors awarded by the MCAA student chapter program, went to two chapter faculty advisors this year—Dr. Mostafa Khattab and Prof. Dennis Pettitt of Colorado State University, a first for the program. The award was announced at the Annual Awards Breakfast during MCAA 2017 in San Diego, CA.
With cheers and thundering applause, the University of Missouri-Columbia Student Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America learned that they won MCAA’s 2016-2017 Student Chapter Competition. The Mizzou team received $10,000, a trophy and the admiration of MCAA members.
MCAA is the “Education Association,” providing its members with lifelong education and leadership development opportunities. Members of MCAA student chapters are encouraged to consider their access to lifelong learning opportunities when choosing an employer. Take a look at MCAA’s attendee offerings at MCAA2017 in San Diego.
MCERF President Mark Rogers presented four memorial scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected by MCAA’s Career Development Committee.