Foremen and Project Management Training

How do you learn the rules of the construction game?
For foremen and project managers, the answer is easy...

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National Plumbing and HVAC Contests

Apprentices from across the U.S. competed for top honors at PHCC CONNECT. Here are the results!

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Pre-Apprenticeship Training

What would working in this industry be like?
The Foundation's Pre-Apprentice training can help potential employees see
if a career in the trades is a good fit, even before getting hired.

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Join Our Mission

The PHCC Educational Foundation provides innovative educational programming to enhance the growth and success of the plumbing and HVACR industry workforce. We deliver educational programs & training aimed at industry employees at every stage of their career. Our thanks go out to the dedicated volunteers and donors who drive our mission forward, and we encourage you to join our team.

Our Stories

Nicole Gorrell

Nicole Gorrell – Foundation Scholarship Winner

I wish to share my sincerest gratitude for granting me the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship. I know that you received many applications from people across the nation, and I am extremely thankful for being blessed by being your recipient.

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Sam Dowdy, Sr. – Owner, S&D Mechanical

The only way to be successful in the plumbing business is to learn. And learning means not only learning what’s out there now, but what’s coming in the future. You have to teach the old generation, you have to reach the young generation, you have to reach out to all the resources you can. PHCC is that source that I believe in and that is why I give back to the [PHCC Educational] Foundation.

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Rodney Spinks – Plumber/Superintendent, R.E.C. Industries, Inc.

My name is Rodney Spinks, from College Station, Texas. I wanted to share my story with you and to say thank you to the people who have contributed to the Foundation over the years.
Passion for a job well done…that’s what got me into plumbing after Hurricane Ike destroyed my house in Texas in 2008. I was bothered at the time when I saw some plumbers cutting corners in their work. It re-ignited my desire to own a job, to be just as passionate about the quality of a project as the functionality.

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Isaac Bliek – 2016 PHCC Apprentice of the Year

Sometimes all it takes is someone to tell you can’t do something to motivate you to do it better than anyone else. Five years ago, after three tours with the U.S. Air Force, Isaac Bliek was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and told by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs that he would never be able to work again or hold a long-term job. Yet in late 2016, he earned PHCC’s prestigious Apprentice of the Year award and placed second in the Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest at CONNECT 2016.

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Our Programs

Education and Training

Learn about our technical and management training programs, our apprentice textbooks and PHCC Academy online learning platform.

Pre-Apprentice Training

Apprentice Training

Management Training

More Educational Opportunities

Scholarships

Learn more about our scholarship program and apply for an award.

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National Contests

Learn more about the national Plumbing and HVAC contests and the SkillsUSA National Championships.

HVAC and Plumbing Contests

SkillsUSA Competition

NEWS - PHCC Educational Foundation Supports Plumbing, HVACR Contests at SkillsUSA Competition

Our Impact

$2.8 MILLION

in scholarships

awarded to students and apprentices pursuing a career in our industry.

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12,000

apprentices

learning their trade with the PHCC Educational Foundation’s textbooks.

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151,360

minutes

of video watched on our YouTube
channel in the last year.

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