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  • 01.24.19

    Advocacy News

    OSHA Announces Increased Fines

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register. The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.

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  • 01.24.19

    Advocacy News

    DOL Rescinds 2017 Apprentice Ratio Guidance

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently rescinded a 2017 guidance letter which detailed steps to achieve compliance in the establishment of apprentice to journeyworker supervisory ratios.

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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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  • 12.13.18

    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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  • 10.19.18

    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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  • 10.19.18

    Highlights from CONNECT 2018

    To succeed in this quickly changing industry, contractors need to take important steps now to prepare for what – and who – is ahead. That was a key message conveyed during the two keynote presentations and more than 20 education sessions offered at CONNECT 2018, Oct. 10-12, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where nearly 820 conference attendees collaborated with professionals from both the the …

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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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  • 09.24.18

    PHCC of Georgia Rolls Out HVAC Apprenticeship Training

    The Georgia chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC of Georgia) is now offering HVAC apprenticeship training to its members.

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  • 09.20.18

    Advocacy News

    The Carl D. Perkins Act: What Is It and Why Is It Important to PHCC?

    PHCC has been a long-time advocate of the Carl D. Perkins Act, which is geared to increase the quality of technical education.

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  • 08.30.18

    Education & Training News Update: Week of August 27, 2018

    In this week's news: "Latest QSC Podcast Features Power Selling Pros Executive Brigham Dickson," "Question of the Month: Is 'outing' an employee to a potential hire okay?" and "Survey: US Adults Think Apprenticeships, Not College, Make Them More Employable."

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