Episode 15 – Licensing, Apprenticeships and Stability in PHCC Iowa

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Episode 15 - Licensing, Apprenticeships and Stability in PHCC Iowa

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It’s only been 12 years since PHCC of Iowa helped get statewide licensing approved in The Hawkeye State. Hear how that has led (directly and indirectly) to a ton of other accomplishments by this winning chapter. “Iowa is in great hands,” says PHCC—National President Joel Long during his podcast with PHCC of Iowa’s:

  • Randi Malone, Executive Director, and
  • Jeff Berndt, Secretary/Treasurer.

Hear how:

  • The chapter partnered with the other two “players” in their industry – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the union – to get statewide licensing approved.
  • Iowa state legislators know who PHCC is because of passionate members and board members – and a hired lobbyist – who frequently go to the State Capitol to tackle crucial industry issues.
  • The chapter’s apprenticeship program is “better than anything around this area,” thanks to dedicated leaders and instructors providing a comprehensive hands-on program.
  • The recent decision to also launch the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Online Plumbing & HVAC Apprenticeship Program is meeting the need for flexibility by both contractors and students … plus leading to growth in membership!
  • The chapter is exposing thousands of high school students to career opportunities “they really haven’t been told about” by participating in the state’s “Build My Future” event.”
  • Parents and guidance counselors are finally starting to believe there’s a better path for many students that results in little-to-no debt, transferable skills, and attractive pay. “It’s starting to catch on in massive ways!”
  • It’s good to create your own success and not compare it to somebody else’s.
  • You, too, can encourage positive leadership in the next generation of workers!

Of course, we also get some personal nuggets from our guests: one who is a competitive golfer with a zero handicap and another who is lover of true crime shows (she comes by it honestly!).

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