GeneratioNext Propane Pros has helped to connect students and energy professionals with potential propane industry employers across the state of Pennsylvania. Many propane dealers, propane industry association leaders, and local HVAC education professionals have participated in the program and have seen the results firsthand. Read on to see what they have to say about working with and utilizing GeneratioNext Propane Pros in Pennsylvania.
Propane Industry Leaders
“I may be biased, however, I believe GeneratioNext Propane Pros is the top workforce recruitment program currently developed in the industry. In less than a year, our program in Pennsylvania has built a database of nearly 200 applicants seeking propane career opportunities. Several propane marketers have hiring success stories with more connecting with prospective employees every day.”—Shelby Bell, Executive Director, PA Propane Gas Association
“I had the pleasure of joining Michelle Wilson of the GeneratioNext Propane Pros along with approximately 20 HVAC students from the Delcastle Technical High School in a Zoom meeting yesterday. Michelle was very professional and knowledgeable about the propane industry. She and the students asked me some hard-hitting questions, which I appreciated. The students are obviously in very capable hands when it comes to their career paths because of Michelle’s guidance. I look forward to giving more presentations in the future and to working with Michelle and the students again.”—Lynn Setteducato, Marketing / Sales Consultant, Pennywise Fuel Company
“GeneratioNext Propane Pros offers a unique opportunity for propane marketers in PA. It gives us the chance to connect with local candidates that are seeking jobs in our specific industry. It is a tool that we’ve needed for a while.”—Rory Greenley, Fuel Manager, Ace-Robbins, Inc.
“Last month I had the pleasure of meeting with CDL and HVAC students at Western Pennsylvania’s Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center on behalf of GeneratioNext Propane Pros. It was by far the most rewarding recruiting experience I’ve had as a manager. I was afforded time not just to speak about Smith Propane & Oil, but about our industry. During the presentation, we were able to dispel a lot of negative myths while introducing a new cohort of potential employees to what is great about propane. It wasn’t just about interacting with students and making connections with administrators though, I walked out of CWC&TC with great job applicants, too. Every manager in the industry should be invested in the success of this program, because it is invested in our success.”—Zac Cromie, General Manager —Propane, Smith Propane & Oil
“If you own or manage a propane company in Pennsylvania, don’t miss out on working with GeneratioNext Propane Pros! I recently joined them in presenting at a local technical school. It was an easy way to get in front of future hires and help them make the first step in connecting with our industry. Many did not know about the rewarding career that was awaiting them but were eager to explore the possibilities.”—Chris Wolfe, Technical Support and Training Manager, Ray Murray Inc.
“We’re excited to start connecting with potential employees on GeneratioNext Propane Pros. The program is just what our industry needs: viable career opportunities for technical students and energy professionals, and qualified candidates for local propane companies in Pennsylvania.”—Mike George, Owner, E.F. Laudenslager, Inc.
“Recently our team had the opportunity to visit the Schuylkill Technology Center on behalf of GeneratioNext Propane Pros. We met with CDL and HVAC students to talk about the exciting changes in our industry as well as to discuss what makes Heller’s Gas unique. GeneratioNext Propane Pros explained the history and evolving future of the propane industry and allowed our Director of Delivery Operations to present his story of starting as a yard technician and working his way up into his current position. This helped to showcase how there are always many growth opportunities within the propane industry. It was truly a wonderful experience to get to make connections with students and prospective employees. We are very thankful for the chance to share our story and successes, and GeneratioNext Propane Pros made that all possible.”—Ciara Littlejohn, Recruiter, Heller’s Gas, Inc.
Propane & HVAC Educators
“GeneratioNext Propane Pros, thank you very much for the taking the time to talk to our CDL students here at CCCTC the other day. The students were very engaged in the discussion and many were very impressed with the job opportunities that the propane industry has to offer. I do know a couple of the students even said they are going to pursue careers in the propane industry based solely off of the meeting. Thank you again for talking with our students and I look forward to having you present to future classes!”—Allen Smith, Truck Driver Training Co-Director, Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
“When the team from GeneratioNext Propane Pros came to speak at our school, I was unaware of how much the propane industry had to offer our students. Now we, students and faculty, know more about the viable job opportunities there are right here in our community. My students also took advantage of the GeneratioNext website, and successfully set up an account. The website allows them to connect with local propane marketers is an invaluable tool for our technical students. The platform is easy to use and helps students create real-world connections with potential employers. ”—Kevin Keeler, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
“GeneratioNext Propane Pros came to speak at our school recently and it was a great experience for our students. Students were able to learn about the propane industry, how their classroom training could be applied to various propane jobs, and what the propane industry has to offer for career opportunities. Not only did my students get to learn about a future career path, they actually got to meet a potential employer. The presentation gave them insight on opportunities that are out there for them after graduation.”—Kevin Pulli, Heating, Ventilation, Refrigeration & Plumbing Instructor, Career Institute of Technology
“It was great learning more about the opportunities that are available to our graduates within the propane gas industry. The students showed interest in how they could directly impact their communities. The GeneratioNext website is simple and easy to use, allowing students to register in real time. Overall, the presentation allowed our students to consider how their careers could grow through the industry.”—Brittany Elliott, Student Services Coordinator, PIA, Jump Start Training Division
“Our CTC strives to connect our students with all opportunities available to them. We appreciate GeneratioNext Propane Pros for opening new doors to our students’ futures.”—Jaclyn Litwin, M.S., School Counselor, Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center
“I did not know what opportunities exist for employment in the propane industry. It is yet another great avenue to explore for those wanting good pay, a solid future, and not wanting to go into debt over college.”—Lon Hayes, M.Ed., School Counselor, Central Westmoreland Career Technology Center
“We had a Zoom presentation by GenerationNext Propane Pros. This was an awesome experience for the students. They were able to learn about jobs associated in the propane industry and get firsthand knowledge about a career in the propane industry. The students learned that the propane industry is an essential job and that there are numerous opportunities in the propane industry. With this presentation, the students learned that with the knowledge learned from the classroom and lab, they could have a successful career in this trade.”—Jonathon Dale, HVAC/R Instructor, Clearfield County Career & Technology Center
“GeneratioNext Propane Pros recently spoke to our plumbing and heating students, and it was a great presentation that let the students know there are more varied areas of our trade that they might not have thought of when thinking about their future careers. The ability to become a trained professional and grow with a company is a great opportunity that was presented to the students very well.”—Robert Greiner, HVAC and Plumbing Instructor, Schuylkill Technology Center
“I am so thankful for GeneratioNext Propane Pros in helping me start my career. As a CDL student, I knew I had a lot of options, but I never considered the propane industry — I didn’t really know anything about it. After the GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentation, I am all in! There are so many opportunities in the propane industry, whether you want to be on the road or home at night. They offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career advancement. With the portal, you have access to propane companies across the country and can even apply for open positions. On top of that, Michelle is personally willing to work with you. I am so excited to start my career off in the propane industry with the help of GeneratioNext Propane Pros!”—Aundre Trice, CDL Student, Clearfield County Career & Technology Center