Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests

Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests 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 is exciting for everyone involved. 

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

2018 applications coming soon.

Contestant Resources

2017 HVAC Contest Itinerary
Updated 7.5.2017

2017 HVAC Tool List

2017 Plumbing Contest Itinerary 

2017 Plumbing Tool List

Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsorship Reimbursement Guidelines

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
Mechanical Hub   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


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Industry Partners

Annual Giving Campaign
Thermometer $97,252 Raised

Matching Gifts Provided By:
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