WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus will partner with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association on April 27 to host a roundtable discussion for members of Congress and staff on the innovative ways the plumbing, heating and cooling industry is addressing the shortage of skilled workers.
CTE Caucus Co-Chairmen Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-Pa.) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), along with PHCC President Charles “Chip” E. Greene, have arranged for North American plumbing and HVAC contractors and manufacturers to share their real-life success stories in recruiting and retaining employees.
Across the U.S., there is a steadily increasing need for plumbers and HVAC technicians. By 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the industry will need approximately 138,200 new workers. The Workforce Development Roundtable will be an opportunity to learn how the p-h-c industry is part of the solution to job creation.
The House CTE Caucus serves to raise awareness of and support for the CTE community and lead on legislation related to these issues.