In collaboration with the United Group Colleges, the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) are ready for their annual Plumbing Centre of Excellence/ Young Engineers Network Plumbing Competition at the College of North West London this Friday.
The purpose behind the competition is to bridge the gap in students’ learning from domestic to commercial installations. SoPHE’s young engineers will compete with and alongside college students in plumbing problem solving, hand skills and practical fault finding of plumbing installations.
The event is supported by manufacturers and contractors from the SoPHE Industrial Associate membership, who provide tasks and materials for the competitors which will include fault finding boards as well as a material take off challenge.
The SoPHE Plumbing Centre of Excellence has gone from strength to strength this year. They have been able to provide a wealth of in person and virtual CPD sessions including, for the first time ever, four simultaneous Plumbing Skills Competition's across different college campuses in London on the same day.
The SoPHE: PCE/ YEN Plumbing Competition is the PCE's annual flagship event. It is an incredible example of the importance collaboration between different individuals, companies and institutions. Without the hard work of volunteers from SoPHE, the SoPHE Industry Working Group, SoPHE Young Engineers Network and the United Group Colleges, the event would not be possible.
The competition winners will be announced at this years SoPHE London Dinner in November, along side the The Chris Sneath Bursary and SoPHE Honorary Fellow award. The event is attended by over 350 professionals from across public health and is a great opportunity to celebrate the industry.
The event comes at a fitting and important time. At last night's CIBSE AGM, newly elected CIBSE President Adrian Catchpole used his Presidential Address to emphasise the importance of 'taking a lead' in attracting new young engineers to building services in order to help combat the challenges that the industry currently faces.