Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests

The 2017 Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests will offer the nation's top 20 plumbing and top 12 HVAC apprentices a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an event that was exciting for everyone involved. The contests will be held during the CONNECT 2017 trade show in Milwaukee, WI., Oct. 4-6, 2017 

The impact of our contests is significant. Read the story of Tyler Plueger, the 2013 PHCC’s HVAC Apprentice Contest winner to see how! 

Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests Application

Application Deadline: July 1
Application: Click here

These contests offer apprentices a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on a national stage. In addition, participation helps generate awareness for local apprenticeship programs, boosts interest in the fields of plumbing and HVAC and attracts new recruits to the industry.   

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Reach the next generation of skilled workers by becoming a sponsor of our Apprentice Contests.

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2017 Contest Headline Sponsors

AO Smith   Bradford White Logo    Cooper Development Logo with Alliance 2-15
Milwaukee Tool       Zoeller Pump Co.


2017 Contestant Sponsors

AB&I Logo     Kohler   Nate
 Auxiliary Logo   Reed Manufacturing   Ridgid Logo   State Water Heaters
    Tyler Pipe & Coupling      


2017 Material & Prize Sponsors

 AB&I Foundry
A. O. Smith
Appion, Inc.
Atomic Plumbing
Bradford White
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
Copper Development Association
Delta Faucet Company
Greene & Associates, Inc.
Milwaukee Tool
PHCC National Auxiliary
Tyler Pipe & Coupling
Worthington Industries

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

HVAC Contest Winners 2016   Plumbing Contest Winners 2016

2016 HVAC Winners (L to R):

Jonathan Barrick
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. 
Rockville, Maryland

Jason O'Brien
Kuenster Heating & Air
Kalona, Iowa

Aaron Barcus
UA Local 597 Training Center 
Chicago, Illinois


2016 Plumbing Winners (L to R):

Daniel Huppert
Unlimited Plumbing & Piping
Sterling, Virginia
Isaac Bliek
Midwestern Mechanical
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Jorge Martinez
Mauerhan Plumbing
Glendale, California

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