The MPM-1 (Mechanical Project Manager-Level 1) program is designed to help mechanical project managers with 0-3 years of experience build their careers. The program is also useful for staff members who directly interface with or support project managers (engineers, estimators, detailers, contract administrators, accountants), or who simply wish to have a solid overview of all aspects of the mechanical contracting business.


Topics covered:

  • Mechanical Industry Perspective
  • Project Documentation 
  • Safety 
  • Communication Style
  • Financial 
  • Scheduling
  • Labor Relations
  • Estimating 
  • Contracts 
  • Strategies for Career Success



  • Acquire basic project management skills in much less time than it would take to learn them on the job.
  • Gain a solid introduction to key areas that impact profit and loss.
  • Develop good communication skills and organizational habits early in your career.


Next Program Dates:

 Classes will meet from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 14 - November 17, 2022 (exceptions noted**).


 14 Sep **  Industry Perspectives   Maria Boyer / Lou Bailey
 20 Sep  Safety   Kirk Baisch / Travis Brock
 27 Sep  Financial   Leah Gutmann / Lou Bailey
 04 Oct  Communication Skills  Gary Polain
 11 Oct  Contracts   Jerry Bush / Scott Middleton
 18 Oct  Estimating   Troy Aichele / Jeff Phillips
 25 Oct  Scheduling   Jay Danner / Lou Bailey
 01 Nov  Project Documenation  Jay Danner / Rylan MacCay
 08 Nov  Labor Relations  Ed Kommers / Scott Middleton
 17 Nov **  Strategies for Success  Robin Cowper / Leah Gutmann




Tuition for the program is $1,000.


To Register:

Registration has closed. Future MPM-1 dates are TBA. 

 Mechanical Project Manager - Level 1



  • Cancellation by attendee 14 or more days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 100% refund.
  • Cancellation by attendee 7-13 days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 50% refund.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the start date of an event or training program. If cancellation is due to illness or emergency, credit may be extended for a future event or training program. 
  • In the event that MCA of Western Washington cancels an event or training program, a full refund will be provided.



MCAWW educational programs are open to Western Washington Mechanical Contracting Industry Improvement Fund contributors.