Transition to Trades Program Graduates 117th Soldier
Transition to Trades, an approved Career Skills Program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical based in Nashville and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, Kentucky proudly graduated its 117th member from its January, February, and March classes for HVAC, electrical and plumbing trades.
Transition to Trades allows separating soldiers the opportunity to attend Total Tech trade school (a subsidiary of Hiller) to learn valuable technical career skills while remaining active duty in the U.S. Army.
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 Hiller 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.
To date, the Transition to Trades program has placed 75 soldiers in new careers in the industry, with 45 graduates now working at one of Hiller’s locations across the region. Another 10 soldiers have re-enlisted with the Army.
“Today, we are grateful for the opportunity to assist you in job placement”, remarked Jimmy Hiller, founder and CEO of Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. “After Total Tech training, you have the tools to make you successful in the trades,” he continued, “and soldiers have the respect, team mentality, honor, and work ethic to make them ideal employees for our company.”