Twelve top plumbing and HVACR students have received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, held in June in Louisville, Kentucky.
The PHCC Educational Foundation supports the plumbing and HVACR contests each year. The foundation's Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee makes up the majority of the SkillsUSA Plumbing Technical Committee, and members were on hand to set up and help with contest judging. The PHCC Educational Foundation also has two representatives on the SkillsUSA HVACR Technical Committee, who assists with set up and contest judging. Plumbing competitors and their advisors participated in a tour of nearby Zoeller Pump Co. as a part of their contest experience this year, learning about how pumps operate and are manufactured.
Throughout the week, nearly 6,400 secondary and post-secondary career and technical education students competed in more than 103 trades contests. This year's plumbing honors went to the following individuals:
This year's HVACR honors went to the following individuals:
Technical committee members for this year's event included the following individuals:
The plumbing competition was made possible by the following generous industry sponsors:
Headline Sponsors: A. O. Smith; AB&I Foundry; American Supply Association; Bradford White; Copper Development Association Inc.; Kohler; Tyler Pipe and Coupling; Viega LLC; and Zoeller Pump Co.
Additional prizes, materials and on-site support provided by the following: A. O. Smith; AB&I Foundry; American Supply Association; BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.; Calculated Industries; Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute; Charlotte Pipe & Foundry; Copper Development Association; DEWALT Tools & Accessories; Ferguson; Greenlee; Irwin Industrial Tools; Kentucky Association of Master Contractors; Kohler; Lenox; Milwaukee Tool; Mueller Industries; Oatey; PHCC Educational Foundation; Plumbers Supply Co.; RIDGID; Senninger Plumbing Co.; Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.; Tyler Pipe and Coupling; UA Local 502; Viega LLC; and Zoeller Pump Co.