February 26-27, 2019

April 16-17, 2019

May 7, 2019

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MCA-EMO Training Facility 
10825 Midwest Industrial Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132

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Carly Carmosino 
Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri 

Project Manager & Foreman Core Skills Training Program 


The Project Manager and Foreman Training Program is a 5-Day, 40-Hour training that takes place over the course of four months.  Designed for teams of two people, this seminar addresses the best practices of the industry's most successful foremen and project managers. Learn about the personal traits and skills that set them apart in the field.  

Browse the Seminar Syllabus here.

Topics addressed include:

  • Planning skills for the project team
  • Productivity improvement for mechanical projects
  • Fundamentals of job cost control (managing project labor cost)
  • Project billing and maintaining positive cash flow
  • Using the contract as a tool for project management
  • Effective project documentation 
  • Change order management
  • Essential management skills
  • Mechanical scheduling: Project leader vs. Project follower
  • Time management skills and managing multiple projects
  • Basic negotiating skills
  • Critical leadership skills
  • Profitability: Managing your sub-contractors
  • Successful survival of project closeout

Course Dates

Tuesday, February 26 8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, February 27 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 16 8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, April 17 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, May 7 8:00am - 4:00pm

Meet the Instructor

John Koontz currently serves as MCAA’s National Director for Project Management and Advanced Supervisory Education.  A former tenured associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Building Construction Management, he previously served as Purdue’s mechanical construction management coordinator.  He has been teaching since 1992 and brings a balance of academic and practical experience to his courses.  Koontz spent 15 years in the employment of MCAA contractors in a variety of positions, including senior project manager, project manager, project engineer and estimator.  He is the director of the MCAA Institute for Project Management at the University of Texas in Austin and has served on the Mechanical Contracting Foundation’s Board of Trustees. 

Program Cost: $1,000 (per team)

Please note that this program is specifically designed for a team of two people.  It is essential that both applicants attend.


This program requires one application per team (project manager & foreman). The deadline to apply is Friday, December 14, 2018. 

Please download, print, and submit your application to Carly Carmosino at carly@mca-emo.com.