Amaya Caggino is the recipient of the brand-new ATP Inspiring Future Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship was established to recognize, support and inspire students in the mechanical industries.
Amaya studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland – College Park and graduated in May 2023. She was an active member of her MCAA student chapter and served as both Vice President and then President. She has been interning at MCAA Member, The Poole and Kent Corporation since May 2021 and upon graduation was hired as a full-time Project Engineer.
“I initially joined the MCAA student chapter because the faculty advisor recruited me, as he felt I would be a good fit and asset to the team. At that point during freshman year, I had never heard of mechanical contracting, however I was open to learning about something new. After shadowing the team for the semester, I was amazed at how the team was able to work together so effectively through different challenges to create a full-scale bid proposal that not only had real components of a construction project, but was a bid for a real-life construction project. Overall, after watching the team work to create the bid, I was in awe and I knew that this type of work in the mechanical contracting industry was something that I wanted to do with my career. I then decided to join the student chapter team myself for the following three years.
Five years after graduation, I see myself leading my very own project with Poole and Kent. I see myself as a project manager working on large scale projects, specifically data centers, and working towards earning various certifications such as the PMP and attending the Institute for Project Management.”
MCAA and the John R. Gentille Foundation congratulate Amaya on this prestigious scholarship and thank ATP Learning Solutions for their commitment to supporting students interested in pursuing a career in the mechanical contracting industry.