The second day of the GreatFutures Forum continued with a variety of education sessions focused on teamwork and discussions. Sessions covered everything from communication tips to chapter successes, a mini competition and roundtable discussions that answered students’ questions about careers in the industry.
From the day’s opening video to remarks from MCAA President Greg Fuller, students learned about the opportunities the mechanical industry offers for their great futures.
Students attending MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum got a first-hand look at what it’s really like to be a mechanical contractor thanks to “Ted: A Day in the Life.” The video follows Ted McHugh of West Chester Mechanical Contractors in Aston, PA through a typical workday. In addition to highlighting the daily demands associated with keeping a project on time and within budget, it showcases how a great future is achievable in the mechanical industry.
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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We’re headed to San Antonio’s Hill Country! So save the dates for next year’s convention, March 25-29, 2018. We promise it’ll be a Texas-sized experience!
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.