Industry Orientation Program



The Industry Orientation Program is a one-day seminar that provides employees new to the mechanical contracting industry with foundational knowledge about the profession. Led by local professionals in the mechanical contracting industry, this seminar includes group discussion and small group interaction to educate participants on what it takes to thrive in this industry.


This program is designed for those new to the mechanical contracting industry.  New employees (any position), students, recent graduates, and interns will all benefit from this “Intro to Mechanical Contracting”.


  • Help new employees identify their role in, and contribution to, your business.
  • Gain knowledge of the mechanical contractor’s business culture.
  • Connect with industry peers to build a professional network.
  • Educate, excite, and engage new employees about the MCAKC community.


After completing this program, participants will be able to:

Section 1: Union Mechanical Contracting Industry
Explain the value of the local and national union mechanical contracting markets including history, trends, and structure.

Section 2: The Kansas City Mechanical Contracting Market
Summarize the history of the Union Mechanical Contracting Industry in Kansas City, its role in the local construction environment, and the vertical markets in which we work.

Section 3: Union vs. Non-Union
Outline the key differences between union and non-union contractors and summarize the benefits of union contractors.

Section 4: Union Mechanical Contractor Business
Navigate the mechanical contracting industry and describe general business, finance, and project strategies.

Section 5: The MCA of Kansas City: Utilizing our Services
Utilize the MCAKC to support career goals and leverage learning opportunities.

When & Where

Tuesday June 12, 2018
MCAKC Knowledge Center
10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS 66210
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


No Charge to Signatory Contractors and Associate Members of the MCAKC


Contact Jacki Conn at or 913.948.9200