HVAC & Energy Training for Veterans

PPATEC is approved by the Pennsylvania State Approving Agency (SAA) which allows for the use of GI Bill® benefits for qualified military service members. If you are a veteran looking who would like to enter into the trades then our 10-week HVAC & Energy Professional Program would be a great option for you to consider. Our training program will help you prepare for a career and connect with you potential employers upon graduation.


Utilizing Your GI Bill® Benefits

GI Bill® benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Since 1944, the GI Bill® has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Learn more about GI Bill® benefits below—and how to apply for them.

If you applied for and were awarded Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefits, your GI Bill® Statement of Benefits will show you how much of your benefits you’ve used and how much you have left to use. Review your GI Bill® Statement of Benefits.

The GI Bill® Comparison Tool and Veterans Service Organizations can help you explore options and find out what benefits you can get. Find a Veterans service organization.

You may be eligible to receive:

  • Montgomery Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)(Chapter 35)
  • Post 9/11 Bill Veterans Education Assistance (Chapter 33)
  • VEAP (Chapter 32)
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) or Chapter 31
  • Imagine America’s Military Award Program (MAP)
  • VA funding may be available to eligible Veterans

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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Why the Energy Industry Is a Great Place for You

After serving our country in the military, you have numerous different career paths to pursue. A career in the HVAC and energy industry allows you to continue to serve members of your local community by providing essential services. Our industry ensures consumers have heat, air conditioning, and other important home comfort services that they rely on each day.

PPATEC training operations are funded by our 450+ membership companies to expand workforce development with our industry. Our 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program was established to offer a pathway for new individuals to enter into our industry by receiving basic training. Job placement is not guaranteed but in most cases attendees of our program will have the advantage of our employer network to assist in finding a career opportunity upon graduation. Most employers place a high value on candidates who display strong character, teamwork, accountability, and leadership. These attributes are commonly associated with the military community and therefore make you a very appealing job candidate for employers to consider.