Industry News

Plumbing Mentorship: How Sharing Trade Wisdom Can Combat the Labor Shortage

Mentoring isn’t a one-way street. Most assume that the pro offers wisdom and guidance to mentees or apprentices and gets nothing in return, but the benefits of mentorship go both ways. A mentor-mentee relationship can stimulate growth for you and your company while increasing public awareness of the plumbing industry and encouraging future careers in plumbing.

5 Reasons a Skilled Trade Job Should Be Your Next Career Move

Some college graduates enter the workforce only to discover that the career they chose doesn't provide the salary or job satisfaction they thought it would. But skilled trades allow you to learn as you earn, building a stable career through hands-on experience while getting paid.

Should Plumbers Charge by the Hour or by the Job?

Though there’s no right answer, there are a few pricing models that can help you walk away from residential plumbing work with profit and happier customers no matter what you run into on the job site.

Trade School vs College: Pros & Cons, Benefits & More

Recent high school graduates—as well as adults who want to start a new career path—face an abundance of job opportunities in the trades, from construction management to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more.

Petri Plumbing & Heating encourages graduates to consider a career in the skilled trades

Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning, a family-owned home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, celebrated National Skilled Trades Day on May 3 by encouraging young people to consider the home service, manufacturing and construction industries as a career choice.

How to Improve Your Prospects as a New Plumber

Working in the trades business can be challenging. You need to spend time learning and perfecting your skill set, but it is also important that you focus on doing as much as you can to stand out and get ahead of the competition. Starting out as a new plumber can be pretty daunting, and there are a lot of ideas and processes that you should be thinking about moving forward.

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