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The struggle to attract, train and retain qualified workers impacts the entire plumbing-heating-cooling industry. That’s why PHCC is sharing resources and success stories to help manufacturers, contractors and suppliers come to together to address the workforce challenge!

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Featured Resources

PHC Careers

This student-oriented website provides interviews, resources and basic information about the benefit of a p-h-c career.

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Members Only Resources

In addition to the content below, PHCC creates assets specifically for members via the Member Center. Requires login to access.

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Workforce Development Flyers

These flyers focus on the industry demand, salary potential, necessary skill sets and potential career paths.


5 Career Day Tips to Help You Build Your Workforce

From students just starting to plan for their future to veterans looking for rewarding career opportunities, there are a number of potential recruits just waiting to hear what the p-h-c industry has to offer.

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Opportunities for Employer Involvement in CTE

This guide gives employers tips and information on working with educators.


Get Involved with Schools

This guide gives employers information on supporting students and schools.


Talking Points on Plumbing and HVAC Careers

Use this PowerPoint and the accompanying talking points as a guide for discussing p-h-c careers.

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PHCC Academy

The PHCC Educational Foundation offers plumbing and HVACR apprentice eLearning courses for apprentices who need a non-traditional method of receiving their apprenticeship-related instruction. This program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, as a reasonable option for apprentice training. Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction. On-the-job training must be coordinated with a participating employer.

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State Licensing Requirements

License requirements for careers in plumbing and HVAC vary by state. Generally to qualify for a license, you need to have completed an apprenticeship or you need to have a combination of classroom and on the job training.

Plumbing State Licensing Information

HVAC State Licensing Information

PHCC of California Starts Its Own Ride & Decide Program

CAPHCC Ride & Decide Program seeks to connect students in the area with local contractors in order to explore the opportunities in the p-h-c industry.

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Transition to Trades Program

Transition to Trades, by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical of PHCC of Tennessee, allows separating soldiers the opportunity to attend Total Tech trade school (a subsidiary of Hiller, LLC) to learn valuable technical career skills while remaining active duty in the U.S. Army.

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PHCC of Indiana’s Plumbing Workforce Development Program

Targeting the 18-24 year old market, PHCC of Indiana’s program and website promotes “the modern profession of plumbing” while focusing on the earning potential and job security of a plumbing career.

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PHCC of Tennessee’s The “Ride and Decide” Program

This innovative program based in Knoxville, Tennessee, pairs students with opportunities in the trade industry. Participants get the chance to experience the trade while assisting in paid work functions during their summer school break.

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S&D Plumbing’s Plumbing Pipeline Program

PHCC Member Sam Dowdy from S&D Plumbing has no problem finding great techs to hire, thanks to his continuous recruiting efforts.

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HVAC School

This website provides a number of HVAC-specific resources and interviews for those interested in the industry.

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers & industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

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