Fluidmaster Announces Scholarship Program for Plumbing Trade

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San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — Fluidmaster has announced a new scholarship program for the plumbing trade. In partnership with the PHCC (Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors) Association, Fluidmaster will match the scholarship recipient with a plumbing job and formal training to become a certified plumber.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll full-time in the PHCC Association of Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino (PHCC-ORSB) four-year Journeyman Plumbing Training Program. The scholarship value is worth approximately $14,000 over four years.

Ommar Garcia, Gabriel Rodriguez and Dane Barker were selected as the first recipients to work with Barker & Sons Plumbing and Rooter in Orange County.

“There is a high demand for plumbers, as many skilled plumbers are retiring, and school programs are no longer widely available,” says Robert AndersonSchoepe, Fluidmaster Chairman and CEO. “Plumbing is a lucrative career and we’re excited to support an industry who has supported our success.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Fluidmaster to help guide these youth and introduce them to a plumbing career,” says Michael Barker, President of Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter. “The scholarships recipients that were selected to work with our team are smart, driven, and on the path to becoming great plumbers.”

The student recipients receive a $3,500 award and up to six awards will be granted annually and can be renewed for up to three additional years or until the training program is complete. This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs.

Applicants to the Fluidmaster PHCC Scholarship Program must be High School Seniors or graduates who have completed the Plumbing-Heating-Coolers Contractors Association Ride and Decide Program, and those who plan to enroll in full-time study in the PHCC-ORSB four-year Journeyman Plumbing Training Program at PHCC. All recipients must also be United States citizens or be legally eligible to work in the United States, and employed by a business with membership in PHCC-ORSB.

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