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Observed annually on the first Wednesday in May, City Machine Technologies of Youngstown, Ohio, established National Skilled Trades Day in 2019 to increase awareness about the benefits of skilled trades jobs in the United States and to celebrate skilled trades workers.
PHCPPros would like to extend our gratitude to all skilled tradespeople for their essential work. We encourage everyone to read our recent PHC News magazine profiles on some of these inspiring individuals who are committed to their craft:
A Perfect Score Got Her Noticed: If you want to stand out as a professional trying to enter the plumbing, heating and cooling trade, try getting a perfect score at your local apprentice contest!
Christopher Redfern, Former High School Biology Teacher, Takes First in 2019 PHCC National Plumbing Apprentice Contest: Redfern taught high school biology for two years before heading into the PHCP trades and won first place in the 2019 PHCC National Plumbing Apprentice Contest.
Women in Plumbing Profile: Chasity Chipman: Chipman is 28 years old and an apprentice at Campbell Comfort Systems Inc. in Deptford, New Jersey.
Tyler Arndt Takes On the World: Arndt has racked up quite a list of accomplishments for a guy who was just about to turn 27 when we stopped by Arndt & Son Plumbing, Brooklyn, Wisconsin.
After the Scholarship is Awarded: Past winners of PHCC Educational Foundation scholarships prove that investing in the future is paying back to our industry.
@pipefitter71: One of Chicago’s Best: This hydronic heavyweight is invested in this trade because he loves what he does, and is learning every day.
Ride and Decide ‘Grad’ Joins Northwest Plumbing: The Ride and Decide program from the Tennessee PHCC helps high schoolers gain real trade experience.
William J. Ciriello Plumbing Stands Out …: Laura Ciriello-Benedict, president, William J. Ciriello Plumbing Co. Inc., stands out in more ways than one as she takes the opportunity to promote the trade, dispel stereotypes and sell not only her company, but the entire industry.
The Upside of Instagram: One Pro’s Experience: Plumber and heating contractor Mike Flynn only started posting on the image and video sharing app five years ago, but has almost 17,000 followers.