A Letter From Our Chapter President

To our PHCC San Diego Chapter Members:

No one could have predicted the events of last year.  Any attempt at planning for 2020 was rendered as futile as working on a toilet with a hammer. The pandemic has changed life as we know it and for most people, the uncertainty of what the future holds for their businesses remains.

Fortunately, our trade is essential.

The pandemic that brought the whole world to a screeching halt, did not slow us down. In fact, some of you might have had your best year ever. And even though we have ALWAYS been essential, 2020 has showcased its true staying power – the “untouchables.”

It is pertinent to recognize our successes during even the most difficult of times; Not only has our industry thrived, but we all were able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our new world.   From implementing new safety protocols to moving to remote work, we forged ahead without ever missing a beat.

Because of this, it is important to give back to the industry that has provided for us.  As essential as we are, the trade itself is suffering a major shortage of techs.  The need for workforce development is at an all-time high and without partnerships and members to support the PHCC, this shortage will continue to be an issue.

It takes members, like you and me, to understand the benefits of having a community like the PHCC and seeing the value that PHCC San Diego, California and National has provided, especially during this year of unknowns and plenty of questions.  From continuous COVID-19 updates and recommended safety procedures to virtual courses, labor law updates and information on how to protect your business and employees during the chaos, PHCC has dedicated their year to supporting each and every one of us so we can stay safe and successful through this life-changing year.

Looking into 2021, this support will continue.  Safe member events (online and eventually, in-person) are in the works.  The school is running safely with the option of a virtual or actual classroom. Our shared goal should be to utilize these offerings and training to grow the workforce for the betterment of our trade and association.

 

Best wishes,

Glen Blavet

PHCC San Diego President / CEO, Halo Water Systems