The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

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

Hire Interns

Every student chapter member is a potential intern or full-time employee.

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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  • MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

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

  • Best and brightest.

    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

Sloan Valve is inducted into MCERF Partnership Enterprise at MCAA18.

MCERF inducted Sloan Valve Company as a Partnership Enterprise member of the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation. The Partnership Enterprise consists of those who have contributed over $100,000 to the foundation. In recognition of their very generous investment in MCERF, Sloan received a crystal commemorative plate. Parthiv Amin, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer for Sloan accepted the honor on behalf of company President and CEO Jim Allen.

Iowa State is MCAA's Student Chapter of the Year

MCAA's Career Development Committee chose the Student Chapter at Iowa State University as its Student Chapter of the Year. The chapter was selected based on how well it promotes an understanding of the mechanical industry and the career opportunities the industry offers. In addition to a trophy, Student Chapter representatives Brittany Gronewold, Riley McLaren,  Stephanie Shah, and Paige Taylor accepted a $3,000 check funded by the Mechanical Contracting  Education & Research Foundation.