The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

provides a solid foundation for the growth and success of the mechanical contracting industry.

Hire Interns

Hire Interns!

MCERF will pay MCAA members $1,000 each for up to two students hired as either interns or full-time employees.


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  • Student Chapter Presidents

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

    MCERF Funds MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

  • Attracting the Brightest and Best Students

    Attracting the Brightest and Best Students

    MCERF invests in programs that attract the best and brightest students to the mechanical and mechanical service industries. LEARN MORE

  • MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

    Funding Values to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF underwrites the development of practices, tools, methods, and materials to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Partners hire students and support MCERF programs.

    Our Partners are Vital to Our Continued Success

    MCERF receives support from local MCAA affiliates, manufacturers and suppliers, contractors and individuals to help achieve its goals. LEARN MORE

  • MCERF financially supports Career Development Initiative programs such as the GreatFutures Forum.

    Ensuring all Funds Support our Mission

    MCERF is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a Board of Trustees who oversee all donations received in an ethical manor. LEARN MORE

Education & Careers

MCERF supports programs that attract talented, well-educated, and industrious young professionals to our industry.

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MCERF underwrites industry-critical research, which is conducted by leading researchers and consultants.

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Support Us

A foundation's strength and success depend on its partners-its trustees, financial contributors, and volunteers.

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News & Happenings

MCERF Thanks Its Many Contributors

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) is honored to have generous and steadfast support from so many members across the MCAA membership spectrum. Here are some of the latest.

This sign says it all!!

MCAA's 2nd annual GreatFutures Forum, held in Anaheim, CA was a huge win-win for MCAA and student chapter members. The annual Job Fair saw 250 students from 30 MCAA student chapters network with representatives of 40 MCAA contractor and manufacturer-supplier companies offering jobs and internships. Everyone left happy!

Students at MCAA job fair getting hired for internships.

MCAA members are realizing the value of having talented, young interns work at their companies and the numbers are showing it! Data from January 1 to mid-July of 2017 versus the same period in 2018 show dramatic increases in total interns hired and total members hiring those interns; 13% more interns hired by 18% more contractors.