Foundation News

  • 08.08.19

    Focus Flash Newsletter – 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!

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  • 07.19.19

    PHCC Educational Foundation Supports Plumbing, HVACR Contests at SkillsUSA Competition

    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 SkillsUSA Plumbing Technical Committee, and members were on hand to set up and help with contest judging.

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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

    The Foundation's online apprentice program can be combined with hands-on experience to allow companies to handle training in-house.

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  • 12.13.18

    Happy Holidays

    A Year of Wins, Thanks to Foundation Volunteers and Contributors

    Thanks to our volunteers and contributors, we had a pretty awesome 2018. Mix a big batch of hard working volunteers with a heaping helping of generous donors, and you get a fully cooked batch of checked off boxes on our 2018 to-do list. Here's some of what we got done this year.

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  • 10.26.18

    PHCC Educational Foundation Donates Contest Materials to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Albuquerque

    The PHCC Educational Foundation's Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests at CONNECT use an impressive assortment of trade materials to simulate a “real world experience” for the contestants. Following the contests this year, the Foundation made sure that some of those same materials would continue to benefit others through a generous donation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  • 10.19.18

    2018 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.

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  • 10.15.18

    Forty-Four Students Win $105,000 in Scholarships Through the PHCC Educational Foundation

    Twenty-six students were awarded a total of $60,000 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Gerry Kennedy, Anne Williams, the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC’s Past National Officers.

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