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PHCC Offers Journey Level Certified Apprenticeship Training
The plumbing industry is currently lacking the necessary skilled labor to supply all facets of work in progress. Without training, this problem will only increase. The PHCC is helping secure the industry’s future, the contractor will be a more competitive force, and the community will benefit from improved quality of finished work.
Educated and professional workers are in high demand in the plumbing industry. The PHCC Certified Apprenticeship Training Program offers the individual a chance to “earn while you learn.” The course combines classroom training courses with on-the-job training. This method of education allows individuals to combine real life experiences with applied knowledge. Wage increases are granted as the apprentice gains time in training and acquires experience. Apprentices are employed by contractor sponsors who provide on-the-job experience under the supervision of their journeymen and foremen. Each apprentice has their work experience recorded and filed in the student’s records.
Some business owners question, “What happens when you train your employees and they leave?” Bill Howe, Secretary, PHCC-SD, responds, “I ask them a question right back…what if you don’t train people and they stay for 4 or 5 years providing unprofessional work? How successful will your business really be? Education is the key to success, and the PHCC is at the forefront of the plumbing industry.”
The PHCC Program is an approved program by the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Apprenticeship. Companies are able to federally register students as well as have them enrolled in the training program. It offers 156 hours of related classroom instruction per year. Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, safety, state and local plumbing codes and regulations.
The Certified Apprenticeship Training Program gives trainees a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the plumbing trade. As time progresses, business owners and consumers recognize the value of skilled PHCC professionals and look for the PHCC logo first. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 858.571.5003.
About the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
Established in 1882, PHCC Certified Apprenticeship Training is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort of society. Its 4,000+ contractor members are guided by the principles of honesty and integrity and follow the highest ethical standards in the industry. For more information about the PHCC Certified Apprenticeship Training, please visit the National Association website at www.phccweb.org or the PHCC Local website at www.phccsd.org.
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