Education and Training News

  • 10.14.19

    Introducing Young People to the Profession: PHCC of Long Island Plumbers Work with Local Boy Scouts on Plumbing Skills and Theories

    PHCC of Long Island (PHCC LI) was first introduced to the Boy Scouts of Nassau County in the Spring of 2017. The members of our association met thousands of young scouts and their parents at the 100th Anniversary Jamboree at Eisenhower Park and were able to demonstrate basic plumbing skills. The success of that day was well documented and set the stage for future activities with the Scouts.

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  • 08.28.19

    Changing the Workforce Narrative

    Exclusive interview with PHCC’s Michael Copp reveals interesting take on workforce development.

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  • 02.22.19

    Our Own Conversation with Luis Gonzales

    “If we can improve our conversations with others …we can build trust and strengthen relations, which equals improved results.” Luis Gonzales

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  • 01.17.19

    See What CONNECT 2019 is All About in Our New Video!

    Why do so many attendees refer to PHCC’s CONNECT as a “must come to” event? See for yourself during this new two-minute video. For Dan Callies of Oak Creek Plumbing, it’s his time to raise the level of his business “being from in the business to working on your business.” Find out what else he and others say about CONNECT … and why you should put CONNECT 2019 – Oct. 2-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana – on your calendar today!

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  • 01.17.19

    Specialized Spring Meetings: Find Your Perfect Fit

    Check out the latest events from QSC, CCA and UAC to see just how these meetings can help you improve your business!

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  • 01.17.19

    Economy in 2019: Slowing but Growing

    Despite increasing political uncertainty, a split Congress, trade concerns, financial-market volatility and slowing growth both here and abroad, the next 12 months should be decent. The odds of a recession have roughly doubled but remain relatively low – about 25 percent – despite being just a few months away from the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. While growth is slowing everywhere, inflationary pressures are surprisingly tepid. As a result, the Fed will have the luxury of raising rates at a very leisurely pace and thus hopefully avoid prematurely ending the continuing, albeit slowing, expansion that we will experience in 2019.

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  • 12.19.18

    QSC Power Meeting 2019: Achieving Success One “Fierce” Conversation at a Time

    Among a line-up of high-caliber sessions is a workshop based on author Susan Scott’s “Fierce Conversations,” where we’ll prepare you for the conversations that you should be having, says Dan Callies, chairman of the Board of Trustees for QSC.

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  • 08.23.18

    Driving Biggest Risk for Contractors

    Driving risks were a large topic of discussion at the recent Insurance, Safety, & Risk Management meeting at Federated Insurance in Owatonna, Minnesota. It was reported that driving represents 60% of losses for contractors. Fatalities are up 5 to 6% in 2018 over 2017 and may exceed 40,000 deaths. Incidents in all age categories are up but highest increase is in age 45 to 54 bracket. Driver’s …

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  • 08.14.18

    Dealing with Legal Marijuana

    The changing world of marijuana laws was a top topic with PHCC Corporate Partner Federated Insurance during the PHCC Insurance, Safety & Risk Management committee’s annual safety meeting. While not considered legal advice, the conversation considered contractors who strive to maintain a drug-free workplace and how to cope with the 30 states that have medical marijuana laws and the nine states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

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  • 06.08.18

    CONNECT 2018: 360° View of Best Paths for Business Success

    Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the famed International Balloon Fiesta, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) CONNECT 2018 will be held Oct. 10-12 and will deliver a unique 360° view of the best paths for business success amid today’s plumbing and HVACR landscape.

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