2019-2020 Emerging Chapter Grant Recipient
The MCAMW Student Chapter program looks to foster students’ interest in the mechanical contracting industry by opening doors for their skills and talent.
The Student Chapters’ purpose is to attract students to the mechanical, service, and plumbing contracting industry. For student members majoring in construction education, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or architectural engineering, the program is designed to connect the pathway from university to career through a variety of opportunities.
The MCAMW Student Chapter program is currently affiliated with the University of Maryland College Park and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Both chapters are supported by industry mentors to help students navigate the MCAA Student Chapter Competition as well as further explore the mechanical contracting industry.
The association is also dedicated to connecting students with internship and job opportunities. The MCAMW attends several Career Fairs at both universities and provides student resumes to the MCAMW membership. Additionally, students are offered opportunities to discuss with contractor members the prospect of a career in the mechanical construction industry.
Student chapter students are invited to job sites and facility tours and are welcome to attend all of the association’s activities. Students have access to MCAMW’s Membership Directories, newsletters, and CCI Education courses.
In addition to networking opportunities, the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF), affiliated with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Great Futures, provides funding through grants to help chapters cover the cost of projects, student participation in the Student Chapter Competition, field trips, travel to the Great Futures Forum and the MCAA National Convention, and Student Scholarships.