Five employees at MCL Construction recently graduated from its carpenter training program. The curriculum is designed to give students comprehensive carpenter skills from blueprint reading and basic framing to casework, door and hardware installation.
"We expanded the training to 13 weeks to give us an extra session to focus on safety. Additionally, we modified the course to emphasize commercial carpentry skills specific to the work that MCL typically does," said MCL Construction labor coordinator Scot Stangl.
The training program combines on-the-job experience and classroom work thanks in part to a partnership with Metropolitan Community College where the students met every Monday for four hours.
"We think it's important to promote from within and give all our employees the education and experience they need to develop their skills and further their careers," said Jason Jansen, Director of Field Operations for MCL Construction.
The competition for skilled employees is at an all-time high. After two complete classes, MCL Construction is already seeing the benefits as production has increased because of the versatility of skills learned in a controlled environment.
Recent graduates include:
MCL Construction is committed to hiring high performers who are eager to learn and who are passionate, dedicated, and thorough in the work and service they provide to clients.
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience
MCL Construction, a Construction Manager and General Contractor in Omaha, Nebraska, announce the promotion of Tyler Dunklau to Director of Project Operations and Jason Jansen to Director of Field Operations.
Dunklau started with MCL Construction in 2007 as a Project Engineer. He transitioned into a Project Manager in 2011 and directly manages large-scale projects for MCL Construction.
"I'm looking forward to this new challenge," said Dunklau, who holds a Construction Management degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. "The growth of MCL Construction over the last five years has been impressive. I have learned a lot, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge in a leadership role."
Dunklau will focus on providing improved client services, streamlining project management processes, and team training.
Jansen started with MCL Construction as a Project Superintendent in 2012. Jason has 20 years of building experience and is ready to use that knowledge to lead the MCL Construction team.
"We have some of the best superintendents in the Midwest," said Janson. "Combine excellent supervision with MCL Construction's talented team of carpenters and self-perform staff and we find ourselves positioned for maximizing building efficiencies for our clients."
Jansen is a Wayne State College graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Technology. His new leadership role allows him to work one-on-one with teams to ensure client satisfaction. He will work closely with the MCL Construction innovation team to bring new technologies to the field that improve the building process and he will establish guidelines for field operations and support functions.
Founded in 1987, MCL Construction is one of the area's largest locally-owned and operated construction firms. It specializes in several markets emphasizing a collaborative approach to building driving efficiency in cost, schedule, and communication.