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Investing In The Future Of Local Plumbing & HVAC Careers

Fort Wayne Area Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors will be starting its Plumbing & HVAC Apprenticeship Program this year with a renovated space of over 8,000 square feet customized for educating those who are in the trades. The Plumbing and HVAC trades are in a staffing shortage now more than ever due to retiring trades people. We need more people entering the industry. PHCC will offer a 4-year program with more hands-on training than ever before in both Plumbing and HVAC. An open house will be held on Wednesday July 24th for owners, contractors, and managers to showcase the new facility, as well as recognize the manufactures and suppliers that have generously donated to the success of the programs.

“Most know there is a skilled labor shortage. We aren’t just acknowledging it we are doing something about it. We are investing in our labor force because they are our future.”

Ray Abbott, Fort Wayne Area Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors President Our mission: Enhance Professionalism. Educate. Train. Provide Industry Leaders. In a nutshell: We train amazing technicians and make plumbing – heating & cooling contractors more successful. Why: To protect the health and indoor comfort of our community. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ray Abbott, President at 260-450-7790 or email at