MCAA 2024 GreatFutures Forum

MCAA 2024 GreatFutures Forum

September 26, 2024 - September 28, 2024
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Registration is currently available and will close on August 30th


MCAA’s Career Development Initiative helps MCAA members connect with students for internships or full-time employment. During the annual GreatFutures Forum, students from 40 student chapters and MCAA member companies are invited to gather for three days of student-focused education sessions that highlight the mechanical contracting industry, fun peer-to-peer relationship building and most importantly, a chance to network during the Friday morning job fair. Don’t miss your chance to meet your next great hire!

Registration is open from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM on Thursday, September 26th and then promptly at 2:30 PM the Welcome Session will begin. The conference will conclude by 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28th.

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is approximately 14 miles from the hotel, or roughly 20 minutes without traffic by car.

Program Highlights


  • Alumni Breakfast
  • Welcome & Presidential Message from Rick Gopffarth
  • Moving the Needle Panel
  • Mastering the Swing of Etiquette
  • TopGolf – Offsite Activity and Dinner


  • Job Fair Breakfast
  • Innovation – An Intertwined Future Keynote – Tanmay Bakshi
  • Competition Skills: Takeoff Basics
  • 24-25 Competition Introduction
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Tour
  • Seattle Aquarium – Offsite Dinner


  • The Mechanical Puzzle
  • Building Your Chapter Roundtables
  • Trivia Answers & Prizes
  • Wrap-Up

Please contact MCAA Director of Career Development, Michele Hoffman ( with questions.

Suggested Attendees:

MCAA student chapter members, faculty advisors, MCAA members, local association executives