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PPATEC Partners with Hire Heroes USA

ASSOCIATION WILL EXPAND HVAC & ENERGY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO PA MILITARY VETERANS MIDDLETOWN, Pa. —  The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) has announced a new partnership with Hire Heroes USA employment network.   The PPA is a not-for-profit trade association representing independent petroleum marketers. Hire Heroes USA partners with businesses across the United States to create and […]

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Our Workforce Development Survey: Thought-provoking Results

MEMBERS REVEAL REAL CHALLENGES, HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES  Last month, PPATEC created a Workforce Development Survey to better understand the needs of our membership. We appreciate all the member companies who took a few minutes to share their insights – and who were entered in our drawing for$1,000 credit toward PPATEC Training. Special congratulations go out to […]

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First Annual Clay Shoot Raises $11,000+ for Technician Scholarships

FUNDS FROM INAUGURAL EVENT WILL SUPPORT HVAC TRAINING AND PROGRAM TUITION (MIDDLETOWN, PA) — On April 5, the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) held its first-ever Shoot For Scholarships fundraising event. More than 90 participants from dozens of regional energy marketers and HVAC contractors raised more than $11,000, which will help fund the Robert V. Boltz […]

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“Signing Ceremony” Ushers New Technicians Into HVAC & Energy Industry

Careers await graduates of PPATEC (Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center)  The typical “signing ceremony” involves a young adult playing sports for a four-year college. On March 19, a regional workforce development program held a far more meaningful event — where the students in question signed on to well-paying, lifelong careers. During the ceremony, Emmanuel […]

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PPATEC Completes Expansion of Training Facility

ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM SPACE WILL ACCOMMODATE GROWING HVAC AND ENERGY TRAINING DEMAND The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) announced the completion of the most recent phase of the planned expansion of its training center in Middletown. The expansion brings the total floorplan to more than 4,000 square feet dedicated to HVAC and energy training programs. The PPA is […]

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PPA Hires New Director of Training & Workforce Development

PPA NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DON MUMMA JOINS ASSOCIATION DURING A PERIOD OF GROWTH AND EXPANSION (MIDDLETOWN, Pa) — The PA Petroleum Association (PPA) announced today the hiring of Don Mumma as the association’s new Director of Training and Workforce Development. The PPA is a not-for-profit trade association representing 400+ energy […]

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Recognizing Inaugural PPATEC 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program Graduates

On July 11, 2022 PPATEC (Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center) launched our inaugural 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This program was the result of a multi-year effort that included a building expansion, Pennsylvania Department of Education certification, and Veteran Affairs approval. Course curriculum for the 400-hour program includes electric, air conditioning, gas/oil heating, […]

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PPATEC Introduces New 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program

PPATEC (Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center) is excited to announce a new workforce development initiative called the 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This gateway program was created to recruit and train new individuals into our industry. It will also serve as an onboarding training program for PPA members who hire entry level field […]

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