2018-2019 MCAA Emerging Chapter Grant Recipient | UMD

2019-2020 MCAA Student Competition Finalists | UMD

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington (MCAMW) is dedicated to advancing the mechanical construction and service industry by providing new programs in education, safety, and training for plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to contractors serving in Washington, D.C. and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs. The MCAMW works closely with approximately 90 contracting companies in the area and is affiliated with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

The MCAMW’s Student Chapters at the University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Campus are focused on connecting talented students in construction education, mechanical engineering or related majors to career opportunities in the mechanical, service, and plumbing contracting industries.

Unique advantages of the MCAMW Student Chapter include access to:

  • Exclusive educational resources
  • Connections to internship and job opportunities
  • An individualized mentor program with industry professionals
  • Networking opportunities
  • Scholarship and financial opportunities
  • Travel opportunities to local and national events and conferences
  • Involvement in the National Student Chapter Competition hosted by MCAA

The MCAMW attends several career fairs at the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech to meet and connect students with hiring contractors. Student chapter members are also invited to jobsite and facility tours as well as encouraged to attend association events and activities. Students have access to the MCAMW’s membership directory, newsletters, and exclusive Capital Contractors Institute education courses.

In addition to networking opportunities, the MCAMW and MCAA both provide a variety of scholarship and financial opportunities to undergraduate students.

Lastly, students gain access to compete in the National Student Chapter Competition hosted by MCAA. In this competition, chapters from across the nation create a real-life construction bid and compete for the grand prize of $10,000.



Sarah Rowan
Sarah RowanBoland