The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) (Rockville, MD) graduated the first class from its Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) on May 24. Graduates' comments were similar to the enthusiasm expressed by Paul Jordan, vice president Industrial Division, NewMech Companies (St. Paul, MN), who said, "The combination of lecture and group work was excellent! Diverse group of teachers was awesome. Class topics were great." MCAA, which prides itself on being "the education association," has been pleasantly surprised by the level and tenor of the alumni's superlatives.