Career Development at MCAA

Student Chapter Summit

Student Chapter Summit

This two-day program will expose students to the mechanical construction, plumbing, and service industries. Students will exchange ideas on chapter development; learn about career opportunities within the mechanical construction industry and how to find them; test their problem-solving and teamwork skills and mechanical knowledge in a mini competition; and hear the details about the latest national student chapter competition. Tours of facilities with interesting mechanical systems and numerous networking opportunities will be featured. MCAA members are welcome and encouraged to attend and evaluate future potential professionals for full-time positions.

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2014 Student Intern Grant Applications Are Now Closed.
Applicants were notified of their status on or around June 15, 2014.


MCAA Proudly Supports ACE Mentor Program

MCAA has been a national board of directors member of the ACE Mentor Program since 2007. ACE Mentor is 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 Ann Mattheis at or ACE Mentor Executive Director John Strock at

Something for Everyone

  • MCAA/MSCA/PCA Contractors - get Career Development tools and resources to help you recruit the most talented, well-educated young people into your business
  • MCAA Local Affiliated Associations - learn how to interest and involve young people in the specialty trades industry
  • College Professors - looking for information and/or ideas to enhance a mechanical engineering course, curriculum, or program
  • College Students - Start your own MCAA Student Chapter!
    MCAA's student chapter program gives students the opportunity to learn about the industry by attending regular meetings with their MCAA local affiliate sponsors, taking field trips to a variety of jobsites and facilities, working together on volunteer projects, participating in fundraising events, and more. Start your own student chapter today!


Questions About

Contact Ann Mattheis at
800-556-3653 or by e-mail at