In light of COVID-19-related restrictions and in the best interests of members and students, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has made the decision to cancel the in-person GreatFutures Forum scheduled for Oct. 1-3 in Milwaukee.
The MCAA Career Development Committee is currently working on the GreatFutures Virtual Education Program that will be scheduled throughout the fall. All students, faculty advisors and MCAA members will be welcome to participate. The annual MCAA Student Chapter Competition project will not be impacted by this cancellation. The MCAA Student Chapter Competition will be released virtually to the student chapters during the Virtual Education Program.
The MCAA Career Development Committee’s ultimate goal is to continue to create programming and education that will help cultivate the next generation of mechanical contracting industry leaders. With that in mind, the committee is trying to gain a better understanding of its contractors’ hiring needs for the next year. Those interested can let the committee know of their plans in an online survey.
While an in-person job fair is not currently feasible, members can visit www.MCAAGreatFutures.org for access to student profiles and resumes. The profiles are searchable by university, desired location, and even a specific skill set, like BIM or AutoCAD. A keyword filter allows users to zero in on students who fit the bill.
Those not finding a match should try reaching out to the 60 MCAA Student Chapters. The chapter advisors are a great resource to help find the right person. And, MCAA members have exclusive access to post job openings on the association's job board.
Those with questions about the GreatFutures program and any of the association's student activities should contact Harlee Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.