Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 and Gtr. Boston Plumbing Contractors Assn. donate to local voc programs

June 21, 2024 - Construction Design & Engineering

Boston, MA The Labor Management Cooperation Trust (LMCT), a partnership between Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 and the Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association (Greater Boston PCA), donated $9,000 to support high school vocational programs in Quincy, Somerville and Boston.

Checks of $3,000 each from the LMCT were issued to Quincy High School, Somerville High School and Madison Park Vocational High School in Boston. The donations are part of a joint campaign by the LMCT, Local 12 and the Greater Boston PCA to support high school vocational programs and encourage students to consider plumbing industry careers.

“With the sky high cost of college, careers in the trades are a better option than ever for public high school students,” said Local 12 business manager Tim Fandel. “We are always looking for the next great apprentice to join our union, help build our communities and experience the union difference. The surest path to the middle class is through a union job and these donations will help support students who choose to pursue careers in our industry.”

The checks were issued to the schools by Local 12 and Greater Boston PCA leaders during tours of the vocational programs at each school. Students met with leadership of both organizations to learn about career opportunities in the plumbing industry.

“Union plumbers build the plumbing systems that keep our communities healthy and safe and we’re proud to support the next generation,” said Greater Boston PCA executive director Andrew DeAngelo. “These funds will help each school continue to offer robust vocational training programs so that students have opportunities for success in the plumbing industry.”

The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association is a coalition of 65 union plumbing businesses based out of the Greater Boston area. Greater Boston PCA provides a multitude of services, including education, networking, collective bargaining representation, representation to the Apprenticeship and Benefit Funds, government relations, membership in a premier Trade Association (MCAA), and much more. The Greater Boston PCA is dedicated to the advancement of the plumbing industry in the Greater Boston area by upholding the highest standards of the plumbing, heating, cooling and mechanical industry.



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