WEATHERFORD, Texas — Airtime 500, Addison, Texas, and Perfect Technician Academy, Weatherford, Texas, are working together to offer aid and assistance to the approximately 300 veterans affected by the unexpected closure of the Retail Ready Career Center in Garland, Texas. Students affected by this closure are encouraged to visit www.hvacvets.com to begin the aid process.
"As an Army veteran, I have a vested interest in taking care of my fellow servicemen and women, as does Airtime as a whole,” said Davin Marceau, vice president of operations at Airtime 500. “For us, it was a no-brainer to pair with Perfect Tech to address this issue.
“First, we get to take care of veterans,” Marceau continued. “They cannot control their current situation. They've honorably served their country and were working toward their next opportunity. The least we can do is tap into our vast network of HVAC companies and provide them the opportunity they so rightly deserve. Second, it addresses the shortage of skilled technicians. Our member companies are always looking for trained, dedicated technicians. This provides us with the opportunity to pair them together."
Brett Hobson, president of Perfect Technician Academy, reassured the students when he said, “You made the right career move. I don't know what happened at the school, but we're going to do everything we can to get you where you thought you were going to be.”
Publication date: 10/19/2017