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.
  • 11.10.20

    Kirk Alter Teaching the Essentials of Project Management Class, Nov. 2020

    PHCC Project Management Boot Camp Goes Online

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Zink zink@naphcc.org 800-533-7694 PHCC Project Management Boot Camp Goes Online Thanks to A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company  FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 12, 2020) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation faced a tough question this year. How …

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  • 10.07.20

    $112,000 Awarded to the Foundation’s 2020 Scholarship Winners

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 7, 2020) –The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2020 scholarships awarded through the Foundation. Thirty students were awarded a total of $55,500 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, Gerry Kennedy, Steve & Isabella Schaeffer, Anne Williams, the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship …

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  • 09.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – September 2020 Issue

      September 2020 In this issue - Countdown to CONNECT2020, online apprentice training is still growing and a curve that needs to be flattened - you can help. School is back in session - have a little extra patience with the parents and teachers in your life this month. They have their hands full! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor CONNECT2020 is Virtually Here!      PHCC's annual convention …

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  • 09.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – August 2020 Issue

      August 2020 In this issue - Flattening the contributions curve, farewell to Lorraine and congrats to 55 brand new scholarship winners. Keep safe with the 3 W's - Wear a face mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor Do Your Part to Flatten the Curve! (The Other One)      Each year at PHCC's annual convention (CONNECT) the conference attendees get a …

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  • 07.08.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – July 2020 Issue

      July 2020 In this issue - Here are the Foundation programs that are available, what's new and what's on hold. What else would be helpful for you? Keep safe with the 3 W's - Wear a face mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor What is Working and What Isn't + What Do You Need from Us?      Here at the Foundation, most of our core programs can …

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  • 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

    Pledge to America's Workers Logo

    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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