Career Development at MCAA
2013 Student Internship Grants Application Now Closed
The Internship Grant Program stopped accepting applications on 5/15/2013. If you are a particpant, you will be contacted shortly with a status on your application.
...And the Winner Was...
The Annual Awards Breakfast on March 20, 2012 honored members' sports achievements, exceptional safety performance, celebrated the winner of the 2011 - 2012 Student Chapter Competition and welcomed NFL coaching legend Jimmy Johnson. MCAA President Mark Rogers and Career Development Committee Chairman Brett Christiansen presented trophies and cash prizes to the finalists of this year's Student Chapter Competition: first prize and $5,000 went to Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical at Southern Polytechnic State University. The $2,500 prize for second place went to the Sacramento State Chapter of the MCAA. The Illinois State University Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association is the 2011 Student Chapter of the Year and Prof. Blake Wentz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering was honored as the 2011 Educator of the Year. Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson-best known for his years with the Dallas Cowboys-shared stories from his professional career and valuable life lessons he learned. Go to press releases.
Presentations from the 2012 Student Chapter Summit
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- Growing Opportunities through Energy Efficiency Solutions
- Sweating the Details
- Crisis on the Jobsite
- How to Talk to a Contractor
- The Air Separation Plant - Presentation
- The Air Separation Plant - Description
- MCA of Indiana Purdue Student Chapter Presentation
MCAA Proudly Supports ACE Mentor Program
MCAA has become a national board of directors member of the ACE Mentor Program, a national program that introduces and educates high school students about the construction industry and the career opportunities that it offers. Founded in 1994 by Charles H. Thornton, world-renowned structural engineer and co-owner of New York-based Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., ACE Mentor reaches into urban high schools and matches teams of interested students with mentors from the architecture, construction and engineering industries (hence, the name ACE) who expose the students to the building industry through regular after-school meetings, visits to their offices and project sites, and competitions. ACE encourages qualified students to further their education in college or technical schools and offers scholarships to help them. MCAA’s student chapter program is uniquely positioned to further its own and ACE Mentor’s goals by matching mentors from MCAA student chapters with nearby ACE high schools. For more information about ACE, please contact Ann Mattheis at email@example.com or ACE Mentor executive director Pamela Mullender at firstname.lastname@example.org.