Propane Instructor Testimonials
Trade school, HVAC, and CDL instructors use GeneratioNext Propane Pros to bring real-world career resources to their classrooms. GeneratioNext Propane Pros providees free career development resources and student outreach to instructors and schools across the country. Hear from instructors about how the program has helped their curriculum and their students after graduation.
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I did enjoy the presentation and found the content very informative. One of our main goals is not only getting the students a CDL, but job placement assistance. This presentation helps to greatly achieve that goal. Whether they are looking for local or OTR, there is a lot of opportunity in the propane industry for everyone.
CDL Instructor • Coconino Community College
My Bellingham Technical College students and I enjoyed the opportunity to listen to Michelle Wilson and her special guest speaker, Mr. Vanderyacht, speak of the opportunities that the propane industry and the GeneratioNext group have to offer them when they graduate in June. Many were interested in the opportunity to earn a CDL to accompany the other certifications they have earned. We enjoyed the informative lesson on the propane industry and learning of all the job placement opportunities the propane industry can offer that would allow my students to use the degree they have earned in the HVAC trade. I look forward to future meetings and presentations with Michelle and the GeneratioNext Propane Pro’s group.
HVAC/R Instructor • Bellingham Technical College
My two welding classes were introduced to the propane industry through a presentation by Michelle Wilson and a local propane representative, these presentations proved to be eye opening to say the least. The students and I included had never thought about all the opportunities offered in the propane industry. The presentation that Michelle gave has given all of my students another avenue in which they can utilize the skill set they have acquired here. Can’t thank Michelle and the propane industry enough for the time and information shared. Many thanks.
Welding Instructor • East Valley Institute of Technology
GeneratioNext Propane Pros really did an amazing job with their presentation. As a carpentry instructor, I am always on the lookout for new opportunities and career paths that my students can choose from. This presentation opened us up to an entire industry that I didn’t even consider until now. There is a huge demand in the propane industry and because of GeneratioNext I now know about these opportunities that I can direct my future students to.
Carpentry Instructor • Northwest Tech
GeneratioNext Propane Pros is a great partner for Crowder College! They provide our CDL students with so much information about another career opportunity available to them in the propane industry. Many of our students hadn’t considered the propane industry prior to the presentation. The students were impressed with the information and the benefits offered – especially the opportunity for them to use their CDL either over the road or locally where they can be home each night. We had some students reach out to propane employers directly after the presentation. We look forward to continuing to have GeneratioNext Propane Pros educate our CDL classes on jobs in the propane industry!
CDL Instructor • Crowder College
GeneratioNext is the first presentation that has been made since our school moved to its new location. The presentation was loaded with information on the industry and had a great connection to local opportunities. Michelle is a very good speaker and was easy to understand and had great knowledge! The students were impressed with the information and the benefits offered in the industry. Several of them seem genuinely interested in getting more information from our local employers. We look forward to keeping this “pipeline” open as a possible landing site for our students!
Portland Academy Director • Toro Trucking Academy
Our CDL Program at Big Bend Community College had the opportunity to learn about the careers in the propane industry. Students were able to learn about the career benefits and specific job openings in the area. Should students choose to utilize their CDL in the propane industry, they can do over the road transport or be home each night. GeneratioNext Propane Pros provided tons of valuable insight into an industry the students hadn’t considered before. There was a lot of interest, and we look forward to continuing to have GeneratioNext present to our CDL classes.
CDL Instructor • Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, Washington
My entire class and I were thankful for the opportunity to have GeneratioNext Propane Pros present what opportunities are available. My students were thrilled to have information and resources shared with them. Most of my students were impressed with all the opportunities available to them in the propane industry, especially the roles that were specific to HVAC/R, possibility of earning a CDL with some employers, and other career advancement opportunities. The presentation was informative and identified key aspects of how the propane and HVAC/R industries are alike. I look forward to having this presentation to future classes.
HVAC Instructor & Veteran Advisor • Perry Technology Institute
The presentation on the propane industry was very helpful. It showed my students that there is more than avenue to take in their career paths. Plus, all of our questions were answered in detail. This is a whole new industry for our students to utilize their skill set and build their career. Thank you for giving my students this information.
HVAC Instructor • Franklin Technology Center
GeneratioNext Propane Pros is definitely a partner of Lake Land College. They recently conducted a presentation with our CDL class, and it was a great experience for the students. For a student that just obtained their CDL, having the option to be home at night is extremely attractive as well as the propane industry’s competitive compensation and benefits package. Lake Land College looks forward to a continued relationship with GeneratioNext Propane Pros to provide CDL students with another career opportunity.
Transportation Training Coordinator • Lake Land College
We recently had Michelle and GeneratioNext Propane Pros conduct a presentation to our CDL students about the benefits of a career in the propane industry. The presentation was a complete success. Prior to the presentation, the students hadn’t considered a career in the propane industry; however, following the presentation, every student in the class was considering a propane career. One student even asked Michelle to contact him and help put him in touch with propane employers immediately! Having a local propane employer talk about the career opportunities available now with the class was exciting. I am hoping to see that GeneratioNext Propane Pros will be a staple in our CDL classes moving forward. It’s a great career choice, and I am excited to offer it to our CDL drivers.
CDL Instructor • Elgin Community College
Michelle Wilson surprised us with the gift of a hidden gem—the local propane market. She expertly weaved her story of where this industry is today and her expectations of where it will be tomorrow. The foundation of her offering was not getting a job; a student can get a job at Walmart. Michelle talked about starting a career but not just any career. A career that is filled with benefits, opportunities, growth, and development. A career for an HVAC student that is eager to not only serve the community but also to make the world a better place to live.
HVAC Instructor • Fortis College
Our CDL program is excited to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros. Through the presentations with our CDL students, it is clear there is a viable career choice for them in the propane industry. Our students are excited at the opportunity to utilize their CDL in an industry that not only provides them with financial stability and upward mobility but also offers them a solid work-life balance. Over-the-road, long haul transport is certainly an opportunity, but the propane industry also has positions for CDL drivers that would like to be home with their families each night. We look forward to continuing to have GeneratioNext Propane Pros present the career opportunities available in propane industry to all our classes!
Assistant Director of Workforce Development • Nassau Community College
Garden City, New York
This is the first presentation that has been made since our school moved to its new location. The presentation was loaded with information on the industry and had a great connection to local opportunities. Michelle is a good speaker, easy to understand, and had great knowledge! The students were impressed with the information and the benefits offered in the industry. Several of them seem genuinely interested in getting more information from our local employers. We look forward to keeping this ‘pipeline’ as a possible landing site for our students!
Portland Academy Director • Toro Trucking Academy
Thank you GeneratioNext Propane Pros for coming and talking to the students about the opportunities in the propane industry. The information provided was helpful and the website offers addition connections and opportunities for the student to use in their search in a career path. Thanks to Michelle and AmeriGas for sharing!
Instructor of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration • University of Northwestern Ohio
SOTI was proud to host the GenerationNext Propane Pros Presentation to our class today. It offered our students a chance to see a whole other side of an industry that they didn’t even realize existed. It has generated plenty of good conversation in our classroom, and we highly appreciated the first-hand experience of the presenter. This will be a message I will bring to future classes, and I hope I can bring others into the propane business.
HVAC Instructor • Southern Ohio Technical Institute, Inc (SOTI)
GeneratioNext Propane Pros presented to our CDL class here at 160 Driving Academy in Fayetteville. It was a great experience for our students to learn about the career opportunities available in the propane industry. Following the presentation, students immediately started to reach out to local propane employers to discuss placement upon graduation. We are looking forward to partnering with GeneratioNext Propane Pros and presenting to our future classes!
Branch Manager • 160 Driving Academy
The presentation was very informative. Ms. Wilson provided my students will an industry perspective to a career path they may not be aware of. The students were actively engaged during the presentation and certainty learned something knew on the industry of propane. Students asked questions to find more information on how propane may be a career fit for themselves. Suffolk Community College is looking forward to future opportunities with GeneratioNext Propane.
HVAC Student Director • Suffolk County Community College
Crowder College is thrilled to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros to provide our students with yet another career opportunity. Through their presentation, students were able to learn about the propane industry and even had the opportunity to speak with a potential employer. Through an engaging discussion, students were able to learn how their skill set is in high demand in the propane industry. Following the presentation, students have been reaching out to employers to discuss apprenticeship and full-time positions. As a result, I am looking at adding more propane into my curriculum!
HVAC Instructor • Crowder College
I believe your presentation opened our students’ eyes to the possibilities of the propane industry. As this is a job program, I appreciate the opportunities that you are providing.
Owner & Instructor • HVAC Institute Inc.
GeneratioNext Propane Pros representative, Michelle Wilson, spoke during a Zoom presentation to my HVACR & II students. The information was concise and well received by the students.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Instructor • Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center
I greatly appreciated Generation Next Propane Pros’ and Parker Propane & Oil’s presentation to my high school students. Both companies really did a wonderful job of showing how important the propane industry is to our surrounding communities. The students really seemed engaged and all of their questions were answered thoroughly. I really appreciated how you all reinforced some of the same lessons that I as an educator in the construction industry have been teaching for years. Thank you both for introducing my students to these opportunities.
Utility/Heavy Construction • The College and Career Academy at Pruden
Thank you for presenting to my students information on the propane industry. We all found it very interesting and informative. The students have never even thought about it as an avenue for lifetime employment and several shared it with their parents. Hopefully when the time comes they will research our area for local companies who are working with you in a Propane training program.
Thomas R. Shirk
Welding instructor • The College and Career Academy at Pruden
GeneratioNext Propane Pros is definitely a leader in the energy industry. Michelle was very insightful in the presentation for the industry. The experience was very attractive to my students, knowing that they now have an employment option that will keep them close to home with their families. I think that it’s very beneficial for someone who just got their CDL to have the option to stay close to home on roads they are familiar with, helping them stay safer during their transition period from student to professional driver. Hocking College hopes to have a long relationship for their students with GeneratioNext Propane Pros.
CDL Instructor • Hocking College
The students at Wilson Community College enjoyed learning about all the career opportunities in the propane industry. GeneratioNext Propane Pros did a great job explaining the wide range of jobs in the field. Michelle did a great job hosting the meeting and ensuring the students got the information and answering the students’ questions.
HVAC Instructor • Wilson Community College