The Refrigeration School, Inc. and Hire Heroes USA Partner for Veteran Scholarship Program

Partnership Provides Skilled Trades Career Opportunities for Transitioning Military Members

PHOENIX, August XX, 2020 – The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) has partnered with Hire Heroes USA, a national veteran employment nonprofit, to help military members entering the civilian workforce find opportunities for training programs in the skilled trades. The partnership will provide Hire Heroes clients who are no longer receiving military funding with a $2,500 scholarship to RSI.

“We are honored to work with Hire Heroes USA,” said Mary Kelly, president and CEO of StrataTech Education Group. “We are incredibly passionate about supporting veterans, as well as active military, to achieve their career goals. We understand that the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging, so with this new partnership we hope to make that transition a little easier.”

As a part of Hire Heroes’ education and training program, the RSI partnership provides transitioning military members with access to a world-class skilled trades education. At RSI, students can explore careers in electro-mechanical technologies, electrical applications, welding and mechanical maintenance engineering. They will receive hands-on training that equips them with the skills necessary to find job opportunities in their field after graduation. With a 90% job placement rate, RSI graduates experience meaningful and lucrative careers.

“Hire Heroes is excited to be partnering with RSI,” said Kate Barnes, communications manager at Hire Heroes USA. “Employment assistance is the number one requested service among military members entering civilian life. In 2019, we were able to help more than 40,000 clients with employment support. By welcoming RSI as a new partner, we are excited to work to increase that number this year.”

RSI will be an ongoing employee partner with Hire Heroes USA. For clients interested in enrolling at RSI and receiving a $2,500 scholarship, they can visit or call (800)-998-9924 to learn more.

Operated by StrataTech Education Group, RSI is the largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVAC/R) school in the country and has been training students for sustainable HVAC careers for more than 60 years.

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About The Refrigeration School, Inc.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) was founded in Phoenix in 1965 and has been training students for sustainable HVAC careers for more than 60 years. Offering hands-on education with a strong emphasis on the highly sought-after electrical skills, diagnostic and mechanical technology proficiency employers seek, RSI’s programs include Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technologies, Electro-Mechanical Technologies (HVAC-R), Mechanical Maintenance Engineering, and an online solar certification training. RSI is an ACCSC accredited school and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. For more information, including graduation rates and the median debt of students who complete RSI programs, visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

About StrataTech Education Group

StrataTech Education Group focuses on the education, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. Holding an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, StrataTech Education Group’s portfolio includes The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), Tulsa Welding School (TWS), Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville, and Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC). For more information, visit

About Hire Heroes USA

Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, customized career coaching services that are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. It has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about the nonprofit’s mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, please visit and follow Hire Heroes USA on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.