MACC Tech, which stands for “Mining, Asphalt, Concrete and Construction Technology” is a 12-point industry credential that was approved by the Ohio Department of Education in 2019. MACC Tech introduces juniors and seniors in High School to the many exciting and great-paying career opportunities in the construction industry. Upon completion of this curriculum, high school graduates are awarded the MACC Tech Industry Credential, signaling that they have completed the necessary courses and applied lessons to be considered for immediate employment in associated career paths, including Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, Construction, Transportation, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
MACC Tech provides a broad base of knowledge beginning with safety, basic aggregate production, moving on to building materials like asphalt and concrete and finishing with basic construction equipment and techniques. Along the way, students are exposed to the many ancillary career paths associated with the entire construction and materials industry. Students work with industry professionals who, whenever possible, are participating in the training and instruction in their fields. Additionally, by providing fundamental skill training through SkillsUSA Ohio (or like program), students obtain the “soft skills” needed to pursue a successful career, regardless of career path.
MACC Tech is currently approved for use in schools in Ohio and is in the process of being approved in Kentucky. It is our goal as MACC Tech advocates to support state-by-state approval and implementation of MACC Tech
Explore the MACC Tech Curriculum to better understand the education and resources available through the MACC Tech program.
Download the curriculum handout here.