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Pro-Tec Plumbing creates apprenticeship program as need for plumbers rises

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Pro-Tec Plumbing & Drains is creating a new Technician Apprenticeship Program to train and develop plumbers as the Naples-based company grows its operations in Southwest Florida. The company has multiple job opportunities available because of a surge in demand that’s fueled in part by COVID-19.

New Apprenticeship Program Creates Jobs

“Southwest Florida has a limited pool of experienced, skilled trades workers and journeymen,” said Master Plumber Richard Hume, who co-founded Pro-Tec in 2008 with his brother, Brandon. “Our new Technician Apprenticeship Program will offer paid training opportunities to learn the basics of plumbing, and we also developed a new Career Progression Plan that clearly defines the steps and skills needed to progress from entry-level positions all the way into management roles.”

Pro-Tec serves residential and commercial customers from Marco Island and Naples through Bonita Springs and Fort Myers.

“Fewer people are traveling and eating out at restaurants because of COVID-19, and that means they are spending more time at home and cooking in their own kitchens,” Brandon Hume said. “As a result, we’re receiving more service calls to clear clogged drains, repair leaks and replace garbage disposals. That growth in business means we must expand our team accordingly.”

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for plumbers and pipefitters is forecast to grow 4% annually during the next decade.

Pro-Tec provides a generous compensation and benefits package that includes health insurance, a retirement savings program, opportunities for advancement, and paid training and certification programs. Job opportunities, including the new apprenticeship program, are outlined at

About Pro-Tec Plumbing & Drains

Founded in 2008 by brothers Richard and Brandon Hume, Pro-Tec Plumbing & Drains is a premier, full-service water system organization serving residential and commercial customers in Collier and Lee counties. Pro-Tec installs and repairs toilets, plumbing fixtures, water heaters, garbage disposals and water filtration systems. Additional services include leak detection, repiping, drain cleaning and sewer inspections. The company is fully licensed and insured, and measures success through its five core values: teamwork, loyalty, reputation, high expectations and family. Pro-Tec is A-rated by Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please visit or call (239) 688-4072.

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