MCERF announced the recipients of four MCERF Scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected for their academic performance, leadership skills, and interest in developing a career in the mechanical industry.
During the Student Chapter Exhibit at MCAA19, students from top schools showcased their chapters’ successes and discussed internship and job opportunities with member companies.
This year, MCAA Student Chapters are showcased in their own exhibit during MCAA19. The Student Chapter Exhibit will provide more one-on-one opportunities for MCAA Members to connect with students and discuss their future involvement in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to our four finalists for this year’s MCAA Student Chapter Competition: McMaster University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Missouri – Columbia and Wentworth Institute of Technology. You can see the final four teams compete at MCAA19 on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these students’ insightful approaches to a real-world contracting bid!
MCAA will present an official charter to its 59th student chapter, Alfred State College, during MCAA19. 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 GreatFutures Jobs Board gives its members exclusive access to the talented students in MCAA’s 59 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?