Transition to Trades Celebrates Anniversary
Helps veterans enter HVAC workforce
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Transition to Trades will celebrate its third anniversary with an open house, luncheon, and graduation ceremony.
Transition to Trades allows soldiers 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. Total Tech offers a unique approach to technician training through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction in a 15,000 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.
Since its inception, Transition to Trades has graduated 497 military members from the HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing trades with a 94 percent job placement rate. The program has received United States Congressional Recognition and recognition from Tennessee’s Governor Haslam for its dedication to providing stable careers for veterans. In an effort to serve more military members, Transition to Trades plans to expand its trade school to include more locations across the country and has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.
To celebrate these achievements, on June 28, Hiller and Transition to Trades are hosting an open house and fully catered luncheon, complete with tours, employer networking opportunities, giveaways, and radio entertainment. A graduation ceremony honoring the latest cohort of over 100 program graduates will feature keynote speaker Lieutenant General Keith M. Huber, U.S. Army (retired). The ceremony will highlight program achievements and allow key participants the opportunity to discuss what Transition to Trades has meant to their lives. Both events will take place at Hiller and Total Tech’s primary location in Nashville. Any interested parties may attend at no cost.
Publication date: 6/7/2019