WEST ORANGE, N.J., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive and skilled trades career training, announced the most recent class of graduates from a unique Hussmann training program that included the 100th student to complete the program and go on to a full-time HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) technician position. Hussmann, known around the world as a leading producer of commercial refrigeration equipment, has sponsored the program at Lincoln Tech's Grand Prairie, TX campus since early 2018 in an effort to train and hire new talent for its teams across the United States.
The latest graduating class includes 13 students, bringing the two-year total to 106 graduates for the program. Applicants accepted into the program come from Lincoln Tech campuses across the country and are relocated to Grand Prairie for the two month Hussmann training, with expenses, housing and tuition all covered by Hussmann. All students who successfully completed the program were then offered positions with Hussmann as technicians – giving the employer an opportunity to add more than 100 new hires during this time period.
"The HVAC/R industry has spoken for years about the need for candidates with specific technical skills geared towards working with commercial refrigeration equipment," says Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech's President and CEO. "Lincoln Tech has responded by graduating class after class of trained HVAC/R specialists who can help fill that skills gap."
"Today we celebrate a milestone in a particularly effective partnership," Shaw adds. "Hussmann is an employer which recognizes the value in hands-on training and has promised better futures to dozens of Lincoln graduates. We're extremely grateful for their support and look forward to the future of this partnership."
"The refrigeration industry, like most technical industries, has struggled to attract and train the talent needed to consistently deliver on our brand promise," according to Hussmann Vice President – Branch Operations, Ashley Turner. "At Hussmann, our promise is to 'continuously provide the most customer focused solutions in the food retailing industry.' In order to deliver on this promise, we needed a program aimed at delivering new talent to our industry."
Lincoln Tech teamed with Hussmann, a Panasonic Company, to build the TechX training facility at the Lincoln campus in Grand Prairie. The TechX Training Center is outfitted with Hussmann commercial refrigeration units and other equipment so that students can build skills specifically suited to Hussmann technologies.
"Our partnership with Lincoln Tech, along with the development of our TechX Program, is providing the emerging talent we need to continue Hussmann's promise for decades to come," Turner says. "We're excited about our success and are continuing to improve the program for the future."
If you've shopped in a supermarket lately, chances are good that there were Hussmann-built freezers and refrigeration units keeping produce cold and fresh. Lincoln Tech's Grand Prairie campus has served as the nation's first training site for students pursuing commercial HVAC/R careers with Hussmann. Not enough candidates in today's job market have the proper skills for installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC/R equipment, and there is an extremely high demand for trained technicians.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. Lincoln currently operates 22 campuses in 14 states under three brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institute in the states of Connecticut and Maryland.
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About Hussmann Corporation
Hussmann Corporation is an innovation and technology leader providing products and services that enable excellence in the food retail industry. Grounded in a history of industry-changing, innovative refrigerated merchandisers and refrigeration systems, today we provide a broad array of solutions for merchandising / shopper engagement, refrigeration, asset optimization, and supply chain management that address the critical needs of food retailers to increase sales, reduce costs, and increase shopper loyalty. We collaborate with customers across a variety of food retail segments including supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores and dollar stores as we work towards our vision to positively impact the lives of consumers by transforming the future of food retailing. For more information about Hussmann, please visit www.hussmann.com.
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