ELYRIA, OHIO — Ridgid has awarded four scholarships through the Educational Foundation of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association to students enrolled in plumbing-heating-cooling apprentice programs. PHCC administers the scholarship program, which is designed to attract new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry. PHCC is also responsible for selecting the award winners. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $1,000 in tuition assistance and $1,500 in Ridgid tools.

“Ridgid is committed to providing scholarships to develop the next generation’s workforce,” said Craig Sumner, vice president of marketing for RIDGID. “With professional tools in their hands and help with their school costs, these students can focus on learning their crafts and building their careers.”

The 2013 scholarship recipients are:

·      Nestor Holguin of San Diego, Calif., is working full-time at PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing and is enrolled in the San Diego PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Program.

·      Garrett Joyner of San Diego, Calif., is working full-time at PHCC member My Plumber and is enrolled in the San Diego PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Program.

·      Tyler Mitchell of San Diego, Calif., is working full-time at PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing and will be enrolling in the San Diego PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Program this fall.

·      George Perez of La Mesa, Calif., is working full-time at PHCC member Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc., and will be enrolling in the San Diego PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Program this fall.

Additional information about Ridgid is available at www.RIDGID.com.

PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987. Its purpose is to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by providing educational tools and preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. Additional information is available at www.phccfoundation.org.