by: Troops to Trades
October 20, 2015
After 20 years of service, Anthony retired from the military and began his search for a new career. Knowing he wanted a career working with his hands, he used his GI Bill to begin training at Fayetteville Technical Community College for automotive repair and HVAC.
When his home air conditioning broke down, a local company Blanton’s Heating and A/C, sent out a technician who shared information with Anthony about the Troops to Trades program.
He immediately applied, was accepted and received a four week training program at Lennox’s Build-A-Tech training for HVAC technicians. Additionally, he attended the Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting, where he connected with businesses interested in hiring him.
A year after his chance meeting with an HVAC technician, Anthony has his own truck at a residential service company.
Anthony is an example of the many potential PHCE residential service technicians that may never enter the industry without an invitation. He is just one representative of the many excellent potential technicians who we need to invite into our industry.