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June 2023

MSMU Challenge

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In a display of unparalleled skill and knowledge, the recent MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge pushed the boundaries of excellence as apprentices tested their mettle in the fields of sheet metal and plumbing/piping. This dynamic competition served as a platform to celebrate the exceptional abilities of participants and their dedication to mastery in their respective trades. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of the challenge, witness the participants’ remarkable accomplishments, and applaud their unwavering pursuit of excellence.

The Sheet Metal category of the challenge set the stage for rigorous tests that pushed the limits of the apprentices’ abilities. Tasked with interpreting complex Plans and Specifications, the crews demonstrated their prowess in comprehending technical blueprints. They then showcased their expertise by skillfully completing a sheet metal take-off and meticulously creating an order form, leaving no room for error. The apprentices faced the scrutiny of an esteemed panel of judges, who meticulously examined their workmanship, attention to detail, and accuracy. As the competition unfolded, the crews faced further challenges in constructing sets, their craftsmanship and precision evaluated with a discerning eye.

Parallel to the Sheet Metal category, the Plumbing/Piping crews embarked on an equally demanding endeavor. Armed with Plans, Specifications, and submittals, they delved into the intricacies of roughing in a bathroom carrier group to serve a water closet and lavatory. Every intricate detail of their workmanship and precision was meticulously assessed, with a particular focus on their ability to perform air tests on domestic water and sanitary systems, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy.

Throughout the competition, participants showcased mastery in their trades, displaying a deep understanding of the complex principles underlying sheet metal and plumbing/piping. Their exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering excellence were evident in every aspect of their performance. The apprentices embraced the challenge with determination, embracing the opportunity to hone their skills and further their expertise. The collective spirit of growth and camaraderie that permeated the competition fostered an environment of continuous improvement within the apprenticeship community.

The MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge crowned deserving winners who stood out for their outstanding performances. In the Sheet Metal category, Steve King (Level 3) secured the coveted 1st place, while Brandon Gilbert (Level 4) showcased his prowess by earning the distinguished 2nd place. In the Plumbing category, Joshua Thompson (Level 3) and Lucas Bradley (Level 4) emerged as joint 1st place winners, highlighting their exceptional skills. Additionally, Ryan DiTommaso (Level 3) earned recognition for achieving the highest Plumbing quiz score, showcasing his comprehensive knowledge and commitment to excellence.

The MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge not only celebrated the exceptional skills and knowledge of participants but also pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the fields of sheet metal and plumbing/piping. The unwavering dedication and craftsmanship displayed by the apprentices were truly remarkable, serving as a testament to their commitment to excellence. As we applaud their outstanding performances, we also recognize the profound impact of the challenge in fostering a culture of continuous improvement within the apprenticeship community. Congratulations to all participants and winners for their extraordinary achievements at the MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge.


MSMU 2023 Graduation

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๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ“ Congratulations to the magnificent graduates of MSMU Class of 2023! ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s gather ’round and give a resounding applause to the exceptional individuals who have successfully completed their four-year apprenticeship program at Mechanical Systems Mini University (MSMU)! It’s time to celebrate their remarkable achievements and applaud their hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to their chosen trades.

At MSMU, we firmly believe that investing in your training is an investment in your future. MSMU specializes in HVAC/Sheet Metal and Piping/Plumbing system installation, repairs, and maintenance. It is an accredited State of Ohio Apprenticeship Program, utilizing the NCCER curriculum.

Throughout their journey with MSMU, these students have immensely immersed themselves in a comprehensive range of courses, focusing on both theoretical foundations and practical applications of their specified trades. They’ve honed their “head” skills, including blueprint reading, industry code compliance, and the latest techniques and technologies. These courses have been meticulously developed by construction professionals with extensive industry expertise, guaranteeing that these graduates are at the forefront of their respective fields.

What truly sets MSMU apart is the commitment to hands-on training! While attending classes once every other week, these apprentices have been hard at work on real job sites, gaining invaluable experience that complements their classroom education. This combination of practical application and theoretical understanding ensures that MSMU graduates possess a holistic skill set, ready to tackle any challenge they may encounter in their career immersed themselves in a comprehensive range of courses, focusing on s!

Now, let’s give a thunderous round of applause to the outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence throughout the 2022-2023 MSMU the program! The recipients of the prestigious Eagle Award have showcased unparalleled dedication and a true passion for their trades! They are shining examples of what can be achieved through hard work, perseverance, and a thirst for knowledge!

Without further ado, let’s recognize the recipients of the Eagle Award:

๐Ÿฆ… Noah Baber – Sheet Metal Level 1

๐Ÿฆ… Brian Bafford – Plumbing Level 3

๐Ÿฆ… Andrew Belcher – Plumbing Level 1

๐Ÿฆ… Brian Bafford – Plumbing Level 3

๐Ÿฆ… Ryan DiTommaso – Plumbing Level 3

๐Ÿฆ… Brandon Gilbert – Sheet Metal Level 4

๐Ÿฆ… Steve King – Sheet Metal Level 3

๐Ÿฆ… Zachary Marlowe – Sheet Metal Level 4

๐Ÿฆ… Josh Thompson – Plumbing Level 4

๐Ÿฆ… Andrew McGuire – Plumbing Level 1

To all the graduates of MSMU Class of 2023, we extend our warmest congratulations. Your resilience, perseverance, and unwavering dedication have brought you to this triumphant moment. As you move forward into the next chapter of your lives, we have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things.

You are now equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to make a significant impact in the world of HVAC/Sheet Metal and Piping/Plumbing. Embrace every opportunity, push boundaries, and never stop learning. Remember that success is not a destination but a journey, and you are now on the path to remarkable achievements.

Once again, congratulations to the MSMU Class of 2023! May your futures be filled with endless possibilities and unparalleled success. We are immensely proud of you, and we can’t wait to witness your extraordinary contributions to the industry.