Transition to Trades, an approved Career Skills Program (CSP) developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, in 2016, is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a open house, luncheon, and graduation ceremony featuring keynote speaker Lt. General Keith M. Huber, U.S. Army, on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Transition to Trades, launched on July 5, 2016, allows separating 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. Through its partnerships with PRAXIS S-10 and, a national success college and network for contractors, Transition to Trades has expanded to include national placement opportunities with contractors across the United States.

Since its inception, Transition to Trades has proudly graduated 497 military members from the HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing trades with a 94% 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 Friday, 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 from 12pm – 3pm. At 11:00 am, a graduation ceremony honoring the latest cohort of over 100 program graduates, will begin. The ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Lieutenant General Keith M. Huber, U.S. Army (retired), 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, 915 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

The program is expecting over 500 attendees, with partner contractors, over 20 additional U.S. Army CSPs, members of the press, government officials, and job search organizations for veterans and soldiers. Any interested parties may attend at no cost.

Transition to Trades is an approved program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical and the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, to train transitioning active duty military service members for new civilian careers as plumbers, electricians, and HVAC service technicians. For more information about the program, visit or e-mail

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, provides residential and commercial service and repair throughout Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama. As the homeowner’s premier provider of choice with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Hiller is Tennessee’s largest residential and commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical services provider. Hiller, an 12-time honoree to the Inc. 5000 List, recently named to the list of fastest-growing private companies in Middle Tennessee and “Best in Business” from the Nashville Business Journal, employs more than 600 associates, boasts a fleet of 480 “Happy Face” trucks across 13 locations, and has responded to over 1.5 million service calls. For more information about Hiller, visit or e-mail