Congratulations to Mike Zykan, Director of Field Operations – Midwest for U.S. Engineering Construction, on joining the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association – Kansas City (SMACNA-KC) Board of Directors and becoming a Journeyman and Apprentice Training Center (JATC) Trustee.
As a member of the SMACNA-KC board, Zykan will serve an advisory role at monthly board meetings and engage in other committees and events as he is able. Stacey Smyly, executive director of SMACNA-KC, shared the organization’s excitement to have Zykan join and highlighted the importance of board members because of their willingness to volunteer their time to be the leaders and decision makers for the industry.
For the JATC, Zykan will interview potential new apprentices on a quarterly basis. The mission of the Journeyman and Apprentice Training Center is to provide the best possible training of apprentices and journeypersons to produce quality craftsmen for the future workforce. Apprentices train for five years to become journeypersons, during which time they attend the JATC and work on the job as an apprentice.
According to its website, SMACNA-KC was founded in 1930 to address issues of member firms that impact the industry locally, nationally, and internationally. It serves members’ needs to improve their competitive advantage and business environment through SMACNA construction and fabrication standards, industry education, labor relations, industry marketing, business studies, and exceptional safety training.
The organization covers the greater Kansas City area, both Missouri and Kansas, including St. Joseph, MO.