Emerging Leaders


MCA Fireside Chats

Hosted by the Emerging Leaders Steering Committee

A face-to-face, members-only experience to heighten your knowledge of the inner workings of our industry

The Emerging Leaders Steering Committee invites MCA members of all ages to learn more about our labor bargaining process during our first Fireside Chat. Rub elbows with Marc Pittas, our Arbitration Committee Chair, and the other members of our team. Get your burning questions about bargaining answered while enjoying the ambiance of one of the hottest new restaurants in the area.

We hope to see you there!

Please note: This is an MCA Members Only Event

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Thanks for Attending MEP-Palooza! 

MEP-Palooza, the first-ever gathering of young professionals from the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and construction trades was a success. Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers and attendees who helped to make the day one to remember!

Attendees: Please click here to complete a brief survey so we can make our next event even better. 10 lucky responses will win a $10 Starbucks gift card!

Photos from the event are online at the MCA of Chicago Shutterfly Site. 

We hope to see everyone at future events!

Watch the February 10th Emerging Leaders Town Hall, moderated by Sarah Sladek of XYZ University.
Together, we asked and answered:

  • What is the best way to motivate us so we want to work to our full potential?
  • How can we best manage those that are older than us?
  • How do we gain the trust and respect of older generations while building our credibility?
  • How can we best communicate our insights and thoughts to get our point across effectively?

About the Emerging Leaders Section
The Emerging Leaders Section is comprised of MCA of Chicago members and selected Trusted Industry Partners who are 45 or under and who wish to play a key role in shaping how our industry will transform. Those who participate in the Emerging Leaders Section will have a passion for discussing industry problems and devising potential solutions, will be interested in sharing and adapting new technologies to revolutionize the state of the industry, and are comfortable networking with others in similar roles across different companies.

Why should I participate in the Emerging Leaders Section?
The Emerging Leaders Section is a chance for younger industry professionals to enhance their capacity to work strongly and smartly. You will:

      1. Learn more about our profession in a comfortable environment.
      2. Network with people your age in the business.
      3. Connect with established industry leaders.
      4. Design and access educational opportunities for your career stage.
      5. Engage with relevant cutting-edge products and services.

Who is eligible to participate in Emerging Leaders Events?

      • If you are an employee of an MCA member company and are 45 or under, you are automatically invited to participate! Get on the list and sign up for event updates by emailing emergingleaders@mca.org.
      • In an effort to build long-lasting networks and foster an exchange of ideas between young industry leaders and suppliers, individuals who meet our Emerging Leaders criteria and hail from industry supplier companies may be considered for inclusion as a Trusted Industry Partner (TIP). To be invited to participate, a potential TIP must be first recommended by an MCA member whom they know and trust. Potential TIPs will then be considered and notified if approved to join.