press release - EST student wins plumbing award

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Release date 03-24-15


Kennebec Valley Community College Energy Services and Technology student wins 1st place in PHCC’s State Plumbing Apprenticeship Contest


AUGUSTA, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) Energy Services and Technology (EST) student Dallas Huber won first place in the Maine Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association’s (PHCC) 121st Annual EXPO Plumbing Apprenticeship Contest March 20.

Five hundred dollars in cash and tools worth $400 were awarded to Huber during the PHCC’s annual convention and tradeshow, held last week at the Augusta Civic Center.

KVCC’s EST Program entered two students in the contest; the second contestant - Chris Cormier - came in third and received $50 in cash and tools worth $400.

“I am very proud of both of the students,” said KVCC plumbing instructor Brad Harding, “They worked hard to prepare for the contest and the competition was intense.”

EST instructors Brad Harding and Anthony Kadnar would like to thank the PHCC of Maine along with wholesale suppliers Redlon & Johnson, Portland Winnelson, FW Webb, and The Granite Group for their generous support for the apprenticeship competition and to trades industry.

Since 1883, the PHCC has been the industry leader in promotion, advancement, education and training in the plumbing, heating, and cooling industry. PHCC is a national organization with more than 220 state and local chapters. Together, they represent more than 3,500 open and union shop contractors and more than 70,000 technicians working in every market sector.

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Dallas Huber is second from left in the photo above. Others in the photo, from left to right, are competition judges Jim Robinson of Mainely Plumbing & Heating; Dana Tuttle, the Senior State Plumbing Inspector; Susan Hathaway of Allied Engineering; and Percy Brown of the Plumbers Examining Board.



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