P1’s Smith teaches MCA-KC Education Session

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – On July 26, P1 Group Vice President Paul Smith was one of two MCA-KC instructors who conducted a seminar on “What Every Contractor Should Know about Foreman Certification Training” to an audience of about 30 project engineers, project managers, and owners.

The seminar provided an overview of the Foreman Certification Training material taught to fifth-year apprentices in both Local 8 and Local 533. The class is also open to journey persons in both locals. The purpose of this session was to help the attendees understand the curriculum, and give them insight into the training process and the opportunity it gives us to work together with our labor partners in educating our current and future field leaders.

The curriculum for this course was jointly developed by the Mechcanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and United Association (UA). P1 Group CEO Smitty Belcher was on the board that developed the course curriculum.

  1. UA Standard for Excellence
  2. What is a Foreman
  3. Market Share, Labor Union Demographics, and Cost of a Labor Hour
  4. Changing Old Ideas/Metrics of a Healthy Union
  5. Leadership and Motivation
  6. Integrity
  7. Image, Behavior, and Professionalism
  8. Relationships
  9. Disputes, Conflicts, and Negotiation
  10. Discipline
  11. Communication
  12. Planning and Scheduling
  13. Fabrication
  14. Documentation and Recordkeeping
  15. Material Handling and Site Planning
  16. Safety
  17. Subcontractors and Suppliers
  18. Job Cost Control and Labor Tracking
  19. Change Orders
  20. Close-Out
  21. Productivity

For more information about the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City: http://www.mcakc.org/