Women are breaking barriers in many careers- except in the plumbing and HVAC industry, where women make up just 1.5% of workers. That’s why Audrey Monell, President of Glendale-based Forrest Anderson Plumbing and HVAC, is helping women take advantage of high-paying job opportunities.
Forrest Anderson Plumbing & AC, Farnsworth Wholesale Company and a dozen partner companies hosted a free women’s workshop on April 28 to explain career opportunities in this traditionally male-dominated field. Plumbing and HVAC industry leaders explained different career paths from manufacturing and distribution to sales, technician and business ownership. They also discussed training opportunities and led hands-on activity stations that included toilet repair, sink/faucet replacement, pipe assembly, air conditioning units and more.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10am – 2pm
Farnsworth Wholesale Company
3830 E Wier Avenue, Phoenix AZ
Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson Plumbing & AC
Stephanie Vadovich, Farnsworth Wholesale Company
Jen Alfaro, Chief Human Resources Officer, MORSCO
Dennis Correll, Metro Phoenix PHCC (Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association)
MORSCO– HVAC repair
“We need to break the stereotypes and help more women realize that a career in trades such as plumbing and air conditioning is a fantastic option that not only pays very well but provides numerous career path opportunities,” says Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson Plumbing and AC. “Plumbing, HVAC and other specialty trades are in the top 10 for job growth and there is a huge demand for workers, yet women only make up 1.5% of plumbers in the U.S.A. This woman focused workshop opened a few minds and career doors for young women here in Arizona.”
About Forrest Anderson:
Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. has been providing exceptional service to the Phoenix area since 1961. A third-generation family business with over 68 years of experience, Forrest Anderson remains committed to its founder’s core beliefs: treat your customers right, treat your employees right, do your best work, and always do the right thing. Forrest Anderson technicians operate under a four-point service model (understand, discuss, solve and deliver) to provide a consistent, high-quality experience each and every time. ROC: O68884, O80357, O68784, O32411. For more information, call 623.428.0215 or visit http://forrestanderson.net/.