Vets2Techs, GeneratioNext Propane Pros to serve Ohio propane retailers

June 22, 2021 By    

Vets2Techs and GeneratioNext Propane Pros entered into an agreement to provide recruitment support to the Ohio Propane Gas Association (OPGA) and propane dealers across Ohio.

OPGA says it is committed not only to address the issue of workforce development within the industry but also support an initiative that assists veterans.

Vets2Techs will help area dealers learn how to recruit, hire and train veterans to help fill the growing demand in technical positions such as propane truck drivers and service technicians. Veteran candidates have developed and sharpened leadership and logistical skills, which suits a transition into leadership positions within the propane industry, says the organization.

Vets2Techs and OPGA members will attend military unit events to share with veterans the benefits of working in the propane industry. In addition, Vets2Techs will hold training events on best practices in the areas of career ads and benefits bundling, along with how to promote and hire within the veteran community.

“We recruit veterans with expertise in outreach to act as propane industry liaisons to help attract skilled workers to our industry. Who better to speak to veterans than a fellow veteran?” says Jesse Lord, Vets2Techs co-founder.

In addition to Vets2Techs programming, OPGA members will have access to the GeneratioNext Propane Pros program. This workforce development program connects students and graduates of local technical schools with potential employers in the propane industry. By connecting technical students and graduates with viable career opportunities at a local level, the program empowers the next generation of propane professionals and supports local employers in the Ohio propane industry.

“We believe the efficiency created by combining resources and technology will result in an unmatched and powerful workforce development program for propane marketers in Ohio,” says Michelle Wilson, vice president of Boston Environmental, the developer of GeneratioNext Propane Pros. “We are especially honored to be part of the process to place our veterans in needed and well-paying jobs within our industry.”

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