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CIPH expands reach of CareerTap program

March 1, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine


CIPH representatives Josh Hopkins (far left) and Myriam St. Hilaire (far right) with two students attending JDC Central. Photo Matt Wiesenfeld/CIPH

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) as a part of a long-term strategic plan aimed at students to raise awareness about the wide-ranging careers in the plumbing and heating industry.

CIPH recently sponsored JDC Central, an event that brings business students together from across the country in a multi-faceted competition, including academic cases for a variety of business disciplines, parliamentary style debates, sports tournaments, social competitions and charity contributions.

“Recruiting talent into our industry remains a priority for many of our members,” said Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating. “We want to attract people interested in accounting, engineering, marketing, sales and a whole host of other career choices.

“By engaging students at these events, we’re targeting the best of the best, who may not completely understand the exciting opportunities in our industry today and for the future. Our member companies are running sophisticated businesses well positioned to continue to provide products and services that are vital to all Canadians,” noted Suppa.

CIPH had a significant presence in the career fair, as well as an opportunity to address a large student audience directly as a speaker series sponsor of JDC Central. JDC Central was hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa, ON.

CIPH returns to Ottawa for its annual business conference on June 25 to 27.



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