AUGUSTA — Kennebec Valley Community College Energy Services and Technology student Dallas Huber won first place in the Maine Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association’s 121st annual EXPO Plumbing Apprenticeship Contest held March 20 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Huber was awarded $500 in cash and tools worth $400 during the association’s annual convention and trade show, according to a KVCC news release.

KVCC’s EST Program entered two students in the contest. Chris Cormier, the second contestant, placed third and received $50 in cash and tools worth $400.

“I am very proud of both of the students,” said KVCC plumbing instructor Brad Harding in the release. “They worked hard to prepare for the contest and the competition was intense.”

Since 1883, the association has been the industry leader in promotion, advancement, education and training in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. PHCC is a national organization with more than 220 state and local chapters. Together, they represent more than 3,500 open and union shop contractors and more than 70,000 technicians working in every market sector.

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