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PPATEC Graduates Ready To Enter The Workforce


Students have immediate career opportunities in the HVAC and energy industries

On September 15, PPATEC (Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center) held a graduation ceremony for their HVAC & Energy Professional Program.

The September 2023 HVAC & Energy Professional Program graduates include Alex Kreider of Stevens, Benjamin Farber of Annville, Daniel Segundo of Harrisburg, Eric Love of Steelton, and Eric Snyder of Hanover. Four out of five graduates were recipients of the Robert V. Boltz Scholarship Foundation.

Alex Kreider is a recent high school graduate of Cocalico School District where he entered into an HVAC co-op with Vertex Mechanical during his senior year. Alex accepted a job with Vertex Mechanical prior to attending PPATEC and started on the job immediately after graduation.

Benjamin Farber is a military veteran who was able to offset 100% of PPATEC tuition costs by using his GI Bill® Benefits. Benjamin entered PPATEC with no direct employer relationships but was able to interview with multiple companies during the 10-week program. He ultimately decided to accept a position with Constant Comfort Solutions LLC and started in his new HVAC career soon after graduating.

Daniel Segundo had previously worked two jobs but was in search of a better career opportunity in the HVAC/Energy industry. He was ultimately hired by Home Climates, Inc. prior to the start of the July HVAC & Energy Professional Program.

Eric Love previously had experience in the HVAC field but was most recently working the commercial sanitation industry. Eric was able to utilize PA CareerLink® to help sponsor his PPATEC tuition costs. Eric interviewed with multiple employers and ended up accepting an offer with HB Home Service Team.

Eric Snyder was working a warehouse job and wanted to make a career change into the HVAC & Energy industry. He interviewed with multiple PPA and PPATEC member companies while attending the HVAC & Energy Professional Program. Eric decided to take a position with Suburban Propane.

In 2022, PPATEC launched its HVAC & Energy Professional Program, a 10-week, hands-on curriculum tailored to provide the skills needed to secure a job in the HVAC and energy industry. Since then, graduates of the program have routinely enjoyed multiple employment offers, often graduating on a Friday and going into a new career the following Monday.



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