Foundation News

  • 07.13.22

    SkillsUSA – Back in Person and In a New Location

    PHCC Educational Foundation Conducts Plumbing Contest at SkillsUSA Championships             FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 13, 2022) – The members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training (AJT) Committee are known for their problem-solving abilities. Their most recent feat? Successfully conducting the …

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  • 06.27.22

    PHCC Foreman Workshop

    Foremen Learn the Value of Pre-Planning at PHCC Foremen Workshop

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (June 27, 2022) – “It is incredibly expensive to show up on a jobsite with no plan and try to figure it out as you go. Yet, many of your companies will put you in that situation - if you allow it.” That was a message from instructor Kirk Alter to the 26 attendees of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Super Foremen …

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  • 03.21.22

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

    “Stop It!” Lessons From the PHCC Essentials of Project Management Class

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 22, 2022) – “Stop it!” was a common phrase heard during the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s popular Essentials of Project Management boot camp last week. There were 22 attendees for the four-day class conducted March 16 – 19. The program was broadcast live online from A. O. Smith University, with instruction from …

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  • 03.03.22

    PHCC EF Scholarships

    Is $2,500 Worth 30 Minutes of Paperwork?

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 3, 2022) – This year, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation scholarship program will award up to 61 scholarships totaling $160,000. Awards are available to plumbing and HVACR apprentices working for PHCC—National Association members, trade school or community college students taking plumbing or HVAC classes and …

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  • 02.14.22 Gift Makes $60,000 Gift to Support Industry Education Shows its Love for Supporting Industry Education this Valentine’s Day; Provides $60,000 to Support PHCC Efforts FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 14, 2022) –, an e-commerce company that sells heating, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical supplies, has made a $30,000 contribution to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation, …

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  • 01.18.22

    Focus Newsletter Winter 2022 Cover

    Foundation Focus Newsletter – Winter 2022

    In this Issue of the Foundation Focus Newsletter: • Back in Action, Face to Face Plumbing & HVAC National Apprentice Contests • You Were There For Them! Meet Our Scholarship Winners • The Path Best Chosen Aligning Our Course Offerings • 2022 Construction Management Workshops • Familiar Faces New Members to the Board of Governors • Generous Donors Honoring Those Who Invest Today to Build a …

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  • 01.12.22

    Dick Irwin

    The Man Behind the Foundation’s Creation

    From the July 2007 edition of the Foundation Focus Newsletter In 1987, the PHCC National Association Educational Foundation came into existence because of the vision and commitment of a coterie of exceptional leaders, leaders who persisted despite initial reluctance, who after the first resolution for a foundation was tabled, redoubled their efforts, gathered support, often individual by …

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  • 01.12.22

    Scholarship Winners

    2022 Scholarship Season is Here!

    Get Help With Training Costs for New Apprentices Need help with recruiting and covering the costs of training new apprentices? The Foundation's Scholarship program can help! This year the PHCC Educational Foundation has $160,000 up for grabs through 61 scholarships. Who is Eligible to Apply? • Plumbing or HVAC apprentices who are working full time for a PHCC contractor member. • Trade school or …

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  • 10.27.21

    2021 Plumbing Apprentices

    2021 National Apprentice Contest Winners Announced

    The PHCC Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the national plumbing and HVAC apprentice contests, held October 21st & 22nd in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • 10.27.21

    Jim & Sandy STack with Kevin & Kathy Tindall

    Jim and Sandy Stack Join the PHCC Educational Foundation Board of Governors

    Jim and Sandy Stack have been named to the PHCC Educational Foundation's Board of Governors. This distinguished group is responsible for guiding the development of industry education and training programs for contractors and their employees.

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