It exposed me overall to the breadth of plumbing at an entry level.-Plunging into Plumbing
UP COMING QUICK CONNECTIONS:
MCAWW QUICK CONNECTIONS – Seattle Area Pipe Trades Block Training and How it Impacts You
Date: August 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
You may or may not have heard about the “Block Training” format that will be implemented this year at the Seattle Area Pipe Trades. MCAWW President Stacy Johnson (Auburn Mechanical) will be interviewing Training Coordinator PJ Moss and Refrigeration Business Agent Joel Crabtree to discuss:
MECHAGENTS/ZURN VIRTUAL PRODUCT SHOWCASE – SMART, TOUCHLESS PLUMBING
With restrictions on gatherings, it’s difficult to receive suppliers and learn about new products. To this end, MCAWW is bringing product showcases to you.Join us for a presentation by Bryan Murdach (MechAgents) and Chris Olson (Zurn) on Zurn’s newer technology, particularly connected products and their uses and benefits in our new touchless, germ conscience COVID environment.
Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
PREVIOUS QUICK CONNECTIONS
Quick Connections Week 2:
Trade and Workforce and Labor Issues:
What are some significant impacts of COVID19 to our local trade workforce?
Leah Gutmann interviews the MCAWW Center for Labor Relations (Ed Kommers and Scott Middleton), who answer your questions regarding workforce status, impacts on apprenticeship, government assistance and what’s next.
Successful Virtual Teams Do These 8 Things:
During this 30-minute webinar, we will explore the differences between virtual and in-office teams. Learn how to transition your office team to a productive and cohesive virtual team. Gain tips and share ideas about what works and how we can connect with each other in new ways while maintaining a clear focus. Join us with your questions and coffee as we learn a new way to work in this new and crazy time.
Quick Connections Week 3:
MCAWW Center for Labor Relations on Workforce Impacts:
Join us for a follow up Q&A with the MCAWW Center for Labor Relations regarding workforce impacts from the COVID virus.
Ed Kommers and Scott Middleton answer current questions regarding our trade workforce amid changing orders and regulations.
Guest Speaker Dr.Dan Diamond On Your Emotional Health During COVID-19:
HOW ARE YOU FARING EMOTIONALLY?
We are all in this together, yet everyone is experiencing it differently. How are you dealing emotionally with being cooped up at home, possibly with children, with all the additional stress of work, finances, etc.?
This week, our Quick Connections segment welcomes guest Dr. Dan Diamond, an International Disaster Doctor who understands the emotional toll that COVID-19 can have on us all. What are you doing to take care of yourself?
Dr. Dan Diamond discusses the natural emotions brought on by a crisis and provides tips on how to deal with them.
Quick Connections Week 4:
MCAWW ASSOCIATE MEMBER CHECK-IN
Leah Gutmann interviews Associate Member Committee Chair Chris Howard of Milwaukee Tool, and then invites other MCAWW Associate Members participants to discuss their challenges as well.
PROS AND CONS OF DIFFERENT VIRTUAL PLATFORMS
This week, Leah Gutmann interviews Tyler Wisenburg, CIO for Key Mechanical and member of the MCAWW Technology Advisory Committee.
Tyler provides an overview of different virtual meeting platforms and will discuss the pros and cons of each.
Quick Connections Week 5:
MCAWW Center for Labor Relations with special guest Jeffery Owen, Local 32 Business Manager
This week’s Quick Connections program features our MCAWW Center for Labor Relations with special guest Jeffery Owen, Local 32 Business Manager. Jeff tells us how his office and membership are faring during this stressful time. He also addresses questions along with the Center Chair, Jerry Bush (UMC) and MCAWW Executive Director Ed Kommers.
Quick Connections Week 6:
MANAGING JOBSITE SAFETY DURING COVID-19
with Safety Directors Lee Pyfrom (MacDonald-Miller) and Kirk Baisch (UMC)
This week’s Quick Connections program discusses the challenges of managing safety on jobsites with regard to COVID-19. Special guests Kirk Baisch (UMC) and Lee Pyfrom (MacDonald-Miller) share their experiences and tips on such things as PPE, screening requirements, keeping the jobsite environment safe, and more.
Quick Connections Week 7:
SEATTLE AREA PIPE TRADES: CURRENT STATE OF APPRENTICESHIP
Leah Gutmann interviews the Seattle Area Pipe Trades Training Coordinator (and ultra Star Wars aficionado) PJ Moss and Assistant Training Coordinator and women in the trades advocate extraordinaire, Heather Winfrey.
Quick Connections Week 8:
CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS MATTER MORE THAN EVER with Diane Cullen-Levin
Founder | Quad 2 International LLC
Networking in today’s world has taken on a whole new shape. While face-to-face meetings are not currently possible, it is more important than ever to keep in touch and continue building relationships. In this week’s Quick Connections, Leah Gutmann interviews Diane Cullen-Levin of Quad 2 International, who shares tips on how to approach networking with sensitivity and purpose.
Quick Connections Week 9:
BUSINESS OWNER PANEL
This week, Leah Gutmann interviews MCAWW Board Members and firm owners Stacy Johnson (Auburn Mechanical), Jeff White (Holmberg Mechanical), and Matt Campbell (General Mechanical). Our panelists provide their perspectives on COVID-19 impacts as they relate to new office protocols, maintaining company culture, navigating client relationships, new challenges on projects and more.
Quick Connections Week 10:
3 Months In… Time for an Emotional Check-Up
This week, Leah Gutmann interviews Craig C. Nelson, LMHC, CEAP, SPHR, Counselor and Account Executive for First Choice Health Network. Craig discusses the following and more:
Quick Connections Week 11:
What You Should Know About Buy America and Buy American RIGHT NOW
This week, Leah Gutmann interviews Koltin Stratiner, President of Puget Sound Pipe & Supply, and Rick Giannini, President & CEO of Milwaukee Valve Company. We discuss the challenges and impacts that COVID-19 has had on contracts that include Buy America and Buy American clauses. Koltin and Rick give us insights on what we can expect from pricing, availability, planning, and more.
Quick Connections Week 12:
COVID-19 Information Direct from the UW Department of Epidemiology
This week, Leah Gutmann interviewS Dr. Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, Vice Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology at the University of Washington . Among other things, Leah asks Dr. Baeten about COVID-19 vaccines, treatment, testing and Washington statistics and outlook.
Quick Connections Week 13:
MCAWW Quick Connections Seattle Area Pipe Trades Block Training and How It Impacts You
You may or may not have heard about the “Block Training” format that will be implemented this year at the Seattle Area Pipe Trades. MCAWW President Stacy Johnson (Auburn Mechanical) interviews Training Coordinator PJ Moss and Refrigeration Business Agent Joel Crabtree to discuss:
- What is block training
- Why is it being implemented
- When will it start?
- What are the impacts to Employers?