An apprenticeship is a great way to develop skills in plumbing-heating-cooling and learn the trade while on the job. You’ll not only gain important training and skills by working alongside someone with years of experience, but you’ll be paid while doing it. To identify opportunities, check with a PHCC chapter or local schools and/or businesses in your area.
Most individuals starting out in the p-h-c field begin as an apprentice with a plumbing, heating or cooling company. During this internship, you’ll work each day with a designated mentor and also take classroom courses to supplement your training and round out your full knowledge and education. Here are some options available through the PHCC Educational Foundation.
Plumbing & HVAC Work Readiness Course. Want to learn a little more about working in the p-h-c industry and what to expect while on the job? Consider this free online educational course to gain more information. You’ll learn the basics of working in the industry as well as key skills and techniques to help you succeed in this career.
Plumbing & HVACR Apprentice eLearning. Supplement your apprenticeship training with an online PHCC Academy program that can substitute for classroom instruction. This program by the PHCC Educational Foundation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship. Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction. On-the-job training is available with a participating employer. Enrolled students get fast feedback on their performance.