Lincoln Tech Celebrates Hussmann TechX Training Center’s 20th Class | New
Parsippany, NJ, Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC), a national leader in specialized technical education for more than 75 years, recently celebrated the 20th class of the Hussmann TechX Center located on the Lincoln Tech campus in Grand Prairie, Texas. Lincoln is entering its fourth year of partnership with Hussmann, the world’s leading supplier of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and is helping the company strengthen its workforce of field technicians at a time when the CVC as a whole predicts 385,000 job openings nationwide by 2030*. Since opening the Hussmann TechX Training Center in 2018, Lincoln Tech has helped Hussmann hire more than 200 new technicians across the country.
“My career at Hussmann has been life changing,” says 2019 TechX graduate Matt Dube. Dube began training at Lincoln Tech’s East Windsor, CT campus and now works for Hussmann as a Senior Biolife Technician. “I cannot thank Lincoln Tech and TechX enough. I put in a lot of hours to grow professionally and with their support it really paid off.
“It’s been an exciting time helping one of the industry’s top employers grow its workforce while launching successful careers for dozens of our graduates,” said Scott Shaw, President and CEO. the management of Lincoln Tech. “We were honored to have been chosen by Hussmann to host the TechX facility in 2018, and all parties have enjoyed the fruits of this partnership since day one.”
The most recent class at the TechX facility was the 20th cohort to complete training and transition to Hussmann careers. Retail outlets such as supermarkets, restaurants and pharmacies all depend on Hussmann equipment to keep produce, medications and other perishables safely cool. The same goes for blood plasma centers, as Dube discovered early in his new career.
“The FDA regulates that plasma must always be kept at minus-38 degrees or less or it’s unusable,” he says. “So I spend a good part of my working days in minus-40 freezers. For other clients, I can be on a tar roof in the Texas sun working on air conditioning units. The variety of work makes it interesting.
Dube recently celebrated three years in the field and has spent the past nine months as a Senior Biolife Technician based out of Hussmann’s North Texas branch. Biolife Plasma Services operates eight plasma centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Dube is consulted on 98% of their service calls. “I take great pride in it,” he says. “In addition to technical skills, the ability to communicate effectively is essential. Biolife technicians all communicate through me – sometimes there can be up to $2 million worth of plasma at a site, and we need to ensure that no information is ever lost or overlooked among our team members .
When Lincoln partnered with Hussmann in 2018, a central element was the construction of the TechX training center in Grand Prairie. At the time, Fred Gentry, Technician Development Manager at Hussmann, called the partnership possibilities “endless.”
“As we begin to fill our greatest need – bringing young technicians into the field – we also look forward to training our existing technicians and undergoing more advanced training,” Gentry said. “The possibilities here are literally endless.”
Graduates of Lincoln Tech’s HVAC program at any of its campuses across the country can apply to be accepted into the TechX training program. Trainees accepted into the program bear almost no additional expense for the additional training. Hussmann pays tuition and fees, as well as relocation costs, and provides a pathway to work after graduation. Dube says he jumped at the chance to get advanced training when he heard about the Hussmann opportunity.
“It was too good to pass up,” he says. “Hussmann offers guaranteed employment for up to five years faster than if you didn’t go through TechX. This meant the possibility of earning more money quickly. If your goal is a financially rewarding career, you may be very successful.
Connecticut transplant says he was able to buy a house on a Texas lake because of his Lincoln Tech education and Hussmann career, and because of his commitment to learning as much as he could , as fast as he could. His career was taking off at an age when many four-year college graduates still juggle debt and strenuous job searches.
“TechX is an amazing opportunity,” he says. “I love this job and am taking new TechX classes on tours of some of the supermarkets we serve: Costcos, Krogers, Wal-Marts, Sam’s Clubs and more. I want new students to be excited and motivated by the opportunities available to them.
For Dube and more than 200 graduates like him, Lincoln Tech’s partnership with Hussmann has paid life-changing dividends.
*The national figure quoted above is based on projected annual job creations which refer to average annual job creations due to growth and net replacement. This data was compiled from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, onetonline.orgfor the years 2020-2030, onetonline.org., captured September 26, 2022.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of career-focused, diverse post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-focused programs in five major areas of study: Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, Skilled Trades, Information Technology and Computer Services. ‘welcome. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 22 campuses in 14 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences. Lincoln also operates the Lincoln Culinary Institute in the states of Connecticut and Maryland.
For more information, visit lincolntech.edu.
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