Associations, Awards, Education, People

Philadelphia Suburban’s John McCuen, Jr. Named PHCC’s HVAC Instructor of the Year

October 31, 2022

Recognizing high standards of training in the HVAC profession, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling -Contractors (PHCC) awarded its 2022 HVAC Instructor of the Year award to John McCuen, Jr., a plumbing and HVAC instructor for the Philadelphia Suburban PHCC registered apprentice program for the last 15 years. The award – sponsored by PHCC Corporate Partner Milwaukee Tool – was presented last week at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

PHCC HVAC Instructor of the Year John McCuen (c.)

In addition to the PHCC apprentice program, McCuen has been an instructor at Delaware County Technical High School for the last five years. With McCuen at the helm of that program, enrollment has nearly tripled.
McCuen is dedicated to students during school and beyond the classroom. “John cares about his students; he is more than their instructor. His students confide in him for advice with life challenges they are facing,” shares the Philadelphia Suburban PHCC nominator. And, “his job placement for graduating students is exceptional.”
A tough taskmaster, McCuen demands responsibility and a positive attitude from his students. He reminds them that rewards come to those with good work ethics and that both employers and customers appreciate professionalism and quality service.
McCuen also promotes the importance of being part of PHCC as a student, employee, and perhaps eventual business owner. As shared by PHCC—National Joel Long during the awards ceremony, “whether teaching at a PHCC meeting or talking to parents or with contractors, John champions the importance of supporting the industry and the skilled workforce that ensure the safety of our water and indoor air quality.”

About PHCC
The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education, and training to approximately 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business, and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit

About Milwaukee Tool
Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that increase productivity and safety. Milwaukee® is known for their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their cordless innovations, safety solutions, battery-powered outdoor power equipment, jobsite lighting and clean-up, time-saving accessories, and innovative hand tool and PACKOUT™ Modular Storage products. The company is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions.
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