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Registration Closing Soon For Mechanical Contracting Managers Piping & Welding Seminar

The Utah Mechanical Contractors Association will start the 2018 Fall Education Series with the seminar, “Piping Codes and Welding for Mechanical Contracting Managers.” The seminar will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12PM to 4PM at the Utah Career Center. Registration is now open and will close in one week on Monday, October […]

UMCA 2018 Trap Shoot Has Record Turnout

UMCA members gathered for the 2018 Annual Trap Shoot on Thursday, September 27. It was another successful year with over 200 registered shooters taking to the range and showing their skills.  Attendees were served a steak dinner and several attendees were awarded door prizes provided by UMCA member companies. Teams battled it out late into […]

Utah Career Center Now Offering Forklift and Personnel Lift Trainings

The Utah Career Center will be offering Plumbing Continuing Education Classes on October 9, 11, and 16 from 5PM-9PM. There will also be classes offered in the daytime on November 3 & 10 from 7AM-1:30PM.  Both class series will be held at the Utah Career Center. All continuing education courses offered through the Utah Career […]

How to Create A Positive Workplace Culture

Culture is the environment that surrounds us all the time. A workplace culture is the shared values, belief systems, attitudes and the set of assumptions that people in a workplace share. This is shaped by individual upbringing, social and cultural context. In a workplace, however, the leadership and the strategic organizational directions and management influence […]

UMCA & UA Local 140 Settle Historic Contract

For the first time in over 30 years the bargaining committees of the UMCA & UA Local 140 negotiated a contract settlement without the use of the Industrial Relations Council. Prior to the contract settlement, the bargaining committees met on several occasions and both committees attribute the successful settlement to the drastically improved relationship between […]

Piping Codes & Welding For Mechanical Contracting Managers Seminar Set for October

The UMCA will start the 2018 Fall Education Series with a seminar on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12PM to 4PM at the Utah Career Center. This seminar will focus on essential pipe welding components that mechanical contracting managers need to understand. Learn what it takes to guarantee that welds are suitable for service, maintain […]

UCC News: Application Deadline & Continuing Education Classes

The Utah Career Center is now accepting applications for qualified apprentices until Friday, October 19, 2018.  Applicants can pick up and return applications to the Utah Career Center located at 640 North Billy Mitchell Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. Interviews will be held in the Fall while school will begin in the Spring. If […]

Utah Career Center: Upcoming Evaluator Training & CE Courses

The Utah Career Center will be holding a short training night on Wednesday, August 8 at 6PM for those willing to assist with instructor evaluations. The evaluator program is extremely beneficial to the apprenticeship program in general and instructors in particular. Being an instructor is a difficult job and at times, instructors miss opportunities for […]

Blomquist Hale Employee Assistance Program

As we enter into the fourth year since the Employee Assistance Program was implemented, we want to remind members of services the UMCA and UA Local 140 have secured through the services of Blomquist Hale.  All UMCA contractors and their employees are covered under this program, even those who do not receive their health benefits from […]

5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

By: Edith Onderick-Harvey At best, mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) have a 50/50 chance of reaching their intended results. Study after study puts the failure rate closer to 70-90%. Why is the failure rate so high? Repeatedly, research cites the human factor as the leading reason why mergers and acquisitions fail. Part of the issue is how organizations […]