Transition to Trades Program Graduates 42 Soldiers from HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Trades

Transition to Trades, an approved CSP Program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, is pleased to announce the joint graduation of its September, October, November, and December classes for HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing trades.

This program, launched on July 5, 2016, allows separating soldiers the opportunity 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. Since its inception, 127 soldiers have signed up for HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical classes. This graduation will mark the 71st graduating soldier from the program.

Total Tech offers a unique approach to technician training through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction in a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. As part of the program, students are guaranteed an employment interview at a 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.

The Transition to Trades graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 held by SSG Glenn H. English, Jr. in the Army Education Center located at 202 Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY 42223. Keynote speakers will include Col. Salome, Garrison Commander, Jimmy Hiller, Owner of Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, and Don Miller, Institutional Director of Total Tech, LLC. In addition, student speakers and Transition to Trades graduates SSG Dennis McGrath and SGT Brian Myers, and Teresa K. English, Career Skills Program Coordinator for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell will address the audience.

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


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