PPA Partners with Hire Heroes USA to Support Military Veterans’ Careers in HVAC and Energy Sectors

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) has joined forces with Hire Heroes USA to provide employment assistance for military veterans. The partnership aims to offer veterans a secure future by creating training and job opportunities in the HVAC and energy industry.

Through the PPA’s Technical Education Center (PPATEC), a 10-week HVAC and Energy Professional Program is currently available, designed to equip Pennsylvania veterans with essential skills for successful careers in the industry. Moreover, PPATEC has been approved by the Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept GI Bill benefits, providing financial support for eligible veteran attendees.

The PPA, representing over 400 companies in the energy sector across Pennsylvania, actively seeks motivated individuals to join their ranks. With an average salary of $54,740 for HVAC and energy technicians in the state and more than 2,000 open positions, veterans have ample opportunities to transition into civilian careers.

To facilitate access to the program, PPATEC offers a scholarship program that helps students cover tuition expenses, minimizing out-of-pocket costs. The institution is also a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved and licensed private school.

PPA’s commitment to expanding training opportunities is evident in its ongoing plans to increase the size of its training center in Middletown, Pennsylvania. With a 10-year strategic plan, including adding a new director of training and workforce development, the association is dedicated to supporting veterans’ career growth in the HVAC and energy industry.

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