Transition to Trades program graduation to take place April 27

Transition to Trades Program Graduates 117th Soldier from HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Trades

Transition to Trades, an approved CSP Program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, is pleased to announce the joint graduation of its January, February, and March classes for HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing trades.

This program, launched on July 5, 2016, allows separating soldiers the opportunity to attend Total Tech trade school (a subsidiary of Hiller, LLC) to learn valuable technical career skills while remaining active duty in the U.S. Army. Since its inception, 117 soldiers have graduated from HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical classes. Of those graduates, 10 have reenlisted and 75 are employed in the industry, with 45 working at one of Hiller’s 12 locations across the region.

Total Tech offers a unique approach to technician training through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction in a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. As part of the program, students are guaranteed an employment interview at a branch location of their choosing. Soldiers desiring to return to their hometowns are provided key industry contact information to aid in employment searches in those respective areas.

The Transition to Trades graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, April 27, 2017 held by SSG Glenn H. English, Jr. in the Army Education Center located at 202 Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY 42223. Keynote speakers will include CSM Noel Foster, Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Jimmy Hiller, Owner of Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, and Don Miller, Institutional Director of Total Tech, LLC. In addition, student speakers and Transition to Trades graduates SSG Tomas Rodriguez, SPC Kierra Beasley, and Teresa K. English, Career Skills Program Coordinator for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell will address the audience.

Transition to Trades is an approved program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical and the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, to train transitioning active duty military service members for new civilian careers as plumbers, electricians, and HVAC service technicians. For more information about the program, visit http://www.transitiontotrades.com or e-mail dfrontz@happyhiller.com

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