National Apprentice Contests

The country's best apprentices will be competing at PHCC CONNECT this October. Hit the button below to see what it takes to be a part of these contests.

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2022 Annual Report

Discover what was made possible with your gifts to the Foundation.

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Workforce Readiness Training

What would working in this industry be like?
The Foundation's Workforce Readiness training can help potential employees see
if a career in the trades is a good fit, even before getting hired.


Construction Management Workshops

Don't miss our next foremen and project management workshops!


Join Our Mission

The PHCC Educational Foundation® provides innovative educational programming to enhance the growth and success of the plumbing and HVACR industry workforce. We deliver educational programs & training aimed at industry employees at every stage of their career. Our thanks go out to the dedicated volunteers and donors who drive our mission forward, and we encourage you to join our team.

Our Stories

Liam Chapman – Foundation Scholarship Winner

The Foundation’s donors and the scholarship they made possible have been a great help by allowing me to worry less about expense and focus on the end goal. Your scholarships have helped me pay for code books, textbooks, and tuition in the past two years.


Isaac Bliek – 2016 PHCC Apprentice of the Year

Sometimes all it takes is someone to tell you can’t do something to motivate you to do it better than anyone else. Five years ago, after three tours with the U.S. Air Force, Isaac Bliek was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and told by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs that he would never be able to work again or hold a long-term job. Yet in late 2016, he earned PHCC’s prestigious Apprentice of the Year award and placed second in the Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest at CONNECT 2016.


Sam Dowdy, Sr. – Owner, S&D Mechanical

The only way to be successful in the plumbing business is to learn. And learning means not only learning what’s out there now, but what’s coming in the future. You have to teach the old generation, you have to reach the young generation, you have to reach out to all the resources you can. PHCC is that source that I believe in and that is why I give back to the [PHCC Educational] Foundation.


Nicole Gorrell

Nicole Gorrell – Foundation Scholarship Winner

I wish to share my sincerest gratitude for granting me the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship. I know that you received many applications from people across the nation, and I am extremely thankful for being blessed by being your recipient.






Our Programs

Education and Training

Learn about our technical and management training programs, our apprentice textbooks and PHCC Academy® online learning platform.

Construction Management Workshops

Fast Track Service and Repair Tech Training

Workforce Readiness Training

Online Apprenticeship Training

Plumbing & HVACR Textbooks

Plumbing Assessment Testing


Learn more about our scholarship program and apply for an award.

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National Contests

Learn more about the national Plumbing and HVAC contests and the SkillsUSA National Championships.

HVAC and Plumbing Contests

SkillsUSA Competition

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Our Impact


in scholarships

awarded to students and apprentices pursuing a career in our industry.

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learning their trade with the PHCC Educational Foundation’s online training programs.

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in our free Workforce Readiness training program.

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