Designed to entice young people to the profession, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) and PHCC Educational Foundation have released a new two-minute career video that communicates the advantages of choosing a p-h-c career.

Using a friendly tone and youthful illustrations, the two-minute video communicates the staggering statistics about the need for skilled workers in the p-h-c industry; the attractive, low-cost options for education and training to prepare for such a career; and the satisfaction and benefits associated with work in the trades. “It creatively shows there’s a lot to like about this industry, including the ability to ‘earn while you learn’ and choose from many career paths that offer attractive salaries,” says PHCC president, Patrick Wallner. 

“Those interested in learning and applying skills in areas like mechanical troubleshooting, project management, design, customer service, and much more can have a lucrative career in a high-tech field where you play a vital role in solving problems and offering solutions that ultimately protect public health and safety,” said Craig Lewis, PHCC Educational Foundation chairperson.

The video is part of a brand-new website that showcases a modern, exciting, and technologically connected skilled trade. Geared for 16- to 24-year-olds, the responsive design site offers a host of training resources, including apprenticeship programs, direct links to PHCC chapters where visitors can learn more about training programs and careers in their local areas, scholarship information, and videos and other materials showcasing the options and opportunities within the industry.

“Not only is this site a valuable springboard to countless resources for anyone interested in a career in the trades, but it also will substantially support our members and chapters as they continue to work hard to attract and train the next generation of skilled workers to our profession,” said Wallner.

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Publication date: 1/11/2017

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