The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (Falls Church, VA) has hired a new technical/apprenticeship director who will oversee the association's apprenticeship and training programs. John M. Schulte joined PHCC on Aug. 14, 2001, and immediately became involved with the Aug. 17 National Standard Plumbing Code Committee meeting and hearing. His responsibilities as technical/apprenticeship director include developing and promoting PHCC's apprenticeship programs, developing a state-of-the-art technical library, and working with volunteer leaders to advance the organization's technical initiatives.