PHCC Educational Foundation

The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in December 1986 by PHCC members with the goal of helping their fellow contractors be more successful through education and professional training. These contractors believed and still believe that by helping their friends and their competitors, the whole profession benefits.
  • 06.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – June 2020 Issue

      June 2020 In this issue - Get online learning the way you like it - complete a quick survey to tell us how that is. Plus a big thank you to the folks in Louisville who made our SkillsUSA Plumbing contests a success. Keep safe while we are opening back up! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor Tell Us How You Want Online Training With a 2-Minute Survey      COVID has forced many 2020 meetings …

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  • 06.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – May 2020 Issue

      May 2020 In this issue - A new set of software tools to help with pricing and labor impacts due to COVID, pre-apprentice training interest leaps and saying goodbye to Walter - a founder and a friend. Keep safe and tap the resources available to you - we will get through this together! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor What is COVID Costing You?     We have new additions to our toolbox of …

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  • 05.04.20

    Make a Gift, Make a Difference

      It is in times of crisis that we show who we truly are, and I am proud of my fellow PHCC members.   Contractors are proving that we are essential as we work to expand medical treatment facilities and keep those customers stuck at home safe & comfortable. Thank you to all who are doing great work!   My name is Craig Lewis, a PHCC contractor from College Station, Texas. I'm also …

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  • 04.10.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – April 2020 Issue

      April 2020 In this issue - One place for tools and resources you need to guide you through what's happening in our industry and apprentice training in times of social distancing. Keep safe and tap the resources available to you - we will get through this together! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor No Cost COVID-19 Resources From the PHCC Foundation & Association    As we all try to …

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  • 03.06.20

    Brenda Dant

    Women, Workforce, Wisdom

    What works to bring women into the industry? These powerful female business leaders share their best ideas! Be visible. As a woman in the p-h-c trades, that is Brenda Dant’s biggest piece of advice to females looking to find success – and seeking to recruit and retain other women – in a male-dominated industry. Dant, who is the executive director of PHCC of Indiana, facilitated a “Women, …

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  • 02.13.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – February 2020 Issue

    February 2020 In this issue - Tell us which class to run this summer, plus resources to help start careers in our trade. And who was the most generous state in 2019? Read on... Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor 30-Second Poll - Project Manager Class or Foreman Workshop This summer we can run either a 4-day Essentials of Project Management boot camp class OR a two-day Creating Super Foremen …

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  • 01.14.20

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    Our Pledge to Support America’s Workers

    The economy is booming like never before. This high-energy growth environment presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that companies must find more workers with specific skill sets to fill an increasing number of open jobs. The opportunity is that with more affordable, relevant training, many American workers will now have the chance to move into better jobs that deliver …

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  • 01.09.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – January 2020

    January 2020 In this issue - Here are a couple New Year's Resolutions we think should be on your list. Our scholarship program is open for business and so is our 2020 annual giving campaign. We are also sad to report on the passing of Irwin Botto. Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor New Year's Resolution #1 - "Our Apprentices Will Apply for a Scholarship."  It Costs Money for a New Apprentice to …

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  • 12.12.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – December 2019

    December 2019 In this issue - Learn how a gift to the Foundation is changing the way students are learning in a New Jersey classroom. And don't let the year end without having made your gift.  Very Best Wishes for the Holidays, See You in 2020! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor You Give, They Receive - Putting Your Gifts to Work! Bayshore Chapter Gift Helps Vo-Tech Students Tap into Online …

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  • 11.21.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – November 2019

      November 2019 In this issue - With Thanksgiving around the corner, we're sharing our thanks with messages from scholarship winners who are better off because of you - our donors and volunteers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the clogged drain service call work on the 29th!  Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor What Are You Thankful For? The Foundation relies on the generous gifts of …

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  • 10.10.19

    Rick and Bonnie Whitaker

    Rick and Bonnie Whitaker Join the PHCC Educational Foundation Board of Governors

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 10, 2019) –The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation has named Rick and Bonnie Whitaker to the organization’s Board of Governors. This distinguished group – composed of leading contractors, manufacturers, and other industry partners who are major donors to the Foundation – is responsible for guiding the development …

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  • 10.10.19

    Joel and Renee Long

    Joel and Renee Long Join the PHCC Educational Foundation Board of Governors

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 10, 2019) – Generous supporters of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation, Joel and Renee Long have been named to the organization’s Board of Governors. This distinguished group – composed of leading contractors, manufacturers, and other industry partners who are major donors to the Foundation – is responsible …

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