Focus Flash Newsletter – September 2020 Issue

September 11, 2020
By Staff Writer, PHCC Educational Foundation


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Apprentices at CONNECT

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!

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CONNECT2020 is Virtually Here!     
PHCC’s annual convention is happening online this year and we want to see you there. Excellent keynotes and a full helping of powerful educational sessions are enough reason to come. You will also catch up with the latest offering from our manufacturer friends at a virtual tradeshow and join us in celebrating this year’s apprentices and scholarship winners.
It is coming up soon – Sept. 30 & October 1st, so register now by clicking the banner below. New this year – member and non-member registration includes allowing up to four additional staff to attend the sessions at no charge!
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PHCC of Florida is the latest PHCC chapter to get on board with the Foundation’s online apprenticeship training program – PHCC Academy™.
“Success in our mission here at PHCC of Florida means delivering value to our members,” said chapter executive Jim Kistler. “The PHCC apprenticeship program is uniquely designed to offer that value and create the opportunity for the  professional growth of our future leaders in today’s challenging work environment.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of online training across the country, including for trade apprenticeship programs. Training and licensing requirements vary by state, so you hit the button below to see if the online program is an option in your location.  
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Flatten the Curve & Get a Mask      

Our contractor volunteer team is asking for your help to Flatten the Curve – the usual spike of donations that we will not be able to collect in person this year at the PHCC National Convention.

Joel Long with a Flatten the Curve Face MaskWhat can be done? It’s pretty easy – don’t wait until CONNECT, just hit the button below to give now instead! InSinkErator, Ferguson, Bradford White, Kohler, NIBCO and Viega have stepped up their matching funds on these gifts. Every dollar you give will now be matched by 2X more – so a $100 gift = $300 closer to our annual goal.
Even better than that – everyone who makes a gift of at least $500 will receive a pack of limited edition “Flatten the Curve” face masks, courtesy of PHCC VP Joel Long and President-Elect Hunter Botto.  
Help Flatten the Curve – there’s no time like now to make a world of difference!
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