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.
  • 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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  • 10.09.19

    Habitat for Humanity

    Foundation Donates Contest Materials to the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

    PHCC Educational Foundation Donates Contest Materials to the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity FALLS CHURCH, VA. (Oct. 9, 2019) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation held its annual Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests at CONNECT 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. These contests could not be made possible without the generous support of our volunteers and donors. …

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  • 10.09.19

    $113,000 Awarded to the Foundation’s 2019 Scholarship Winners

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 9, 2019) –The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2019 scholarships awarded through the Foundation. Twenty-eight students were awarded a total of $58,000 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, Laurie & Daniel Crigler, Gerry Kennedy, Steve & Isabella Schaeffer, Anne …

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  • 10.09.19

    2019 Plumbing Apprentice Contest

    2019 National Apprentice Contest Winners Announced

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the national plumbing and HVAC apprentice contests. The contests were held October 2nd & 3rd in Indianapolis, Indiana on the tradeshow floor during the PHCC—National Association’s CONNECT 2019 event. A total of nineteen plumbing and ten HVAC apprentices from …

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  • 09.19.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – September 2019

    September 2019 In this issue - PHCC CONNECT is three weeks away and we want to see you there! See how one chapter is growing, thanks to some help from online apprentice training. And try out our new, easy way to make a gift - 30 seconds and a cell phone is all you need. Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor How Do You Triple Membership in Your PHCC Chapter? The Foundation's online apprentice …

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  • 08.08.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – August 2019

      August 2019 In this issue - Back to school time is coming fast. Read on to learn about resources for the apprentices and instructors headed back into the classroom. Also, now making a gift is easier than ever - just send us a text! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor Back to School Already? Hard to believe it, but most schools will be back in session in just a few weeks. For apprentices, school …

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  • 07.19.19

    PHCC Educational Foundation Supports Plumbing, HVACR Contests at SkillsUSA Competition

    Twelve top plumbing and HVACR students have received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, held last month in Louisville, Kentucky. The PHCC Educational Foundation supports the plumbing and HVACR contests each year. The Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee makes up the majority of the …

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  • 07.17.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – July 2019 Issue

      July 2019 In this issue - Even a tornado can't stop our volunteers, strategic lessons, and a call for HVAC apprentices. Keep cool in that summer heat and remind your younger crew members that hydrating with energy drinks doesn't count! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor Tornado? Missing Crate? No Problem! Foundation Volunteers Deliver SkillsUSA Championships Foundation volunteers set up, run …

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  • 07.10.19

    SkillsUSA Contestant

    Foundation Volunteers Deliver SkillsUSA Championships

    Tornado? Missing Crate? No Problem! "It's thousands of moving parts!" is how Foundation staff member Maureen Vasquez describes the process of set-up & running the SkillsUSA Plumbing Championships. This annual event gathers together the high school and post-secondary student winners of SkillsUSA state level competitions for national championships. Our contest and over 100 others brought 16+ …

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  • 07.10.19

    Kirk Alter and Nate Koejte at Strategic Management Workshop

    Lessons from the Strategic Management Workshop

    "There's no room in our company for brilliant jerks!" shared instructor Nate Koejte at the Foundation's two-day workshop for contractor business owners and key employees. "We love having sharp employees, but not if it comes with the baggage of an ego or abusive attitude. Simply stating this as a company rule can do a lot to change the behavior of your employees." Dozens of simple tips to improve …

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  • 03.14.19

    PHCC Academy

    A Solid Investment in Your Future Workforce

    PHCC Academy Apprentice Courses + Your Own On-Site Labs = A Solid Investment in Your Future Workforce The Foundation’s Plumbing and HVACR eLearning Courses – offered through PHCC Academy® is a Department of Labor (DOL)-approved program that offers a “work at your own pace” alternative to classroom-based instruction for a four-year apprentice program. What started as a flexible solution for …

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