SkillsUSA is national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in classrooms across the nation – including plumbing and HVAC competitions for high school and post-secondary students. PHCC members frequently are involved in running these state competitions.
The winners of Skills state level competitions gather annually for a national championship – over 16,000 competitors, instructors, industry representatives and volunteers. That’s where the PHCC Educational Foundation comes in. Each year, the members of the Foundation’s Plumbing Technical Committee setup, run and judge the SkillsUSA Plumbing Championship and assist with the HVAC competition.