The “Troops to Trades” Program enables local veterans to start training for a trade career and get a paid job immediately.
The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has developed a national “Troops to Trades” program dedicated to encouraging veterans of the United States Military to enter trade careers. The Foundation is offering monetary training grants to vets in cities across the country, including here in Western PA. Gillece Services has been selected as the Western PA Regional Partner.
Gillece has been a leader in this area – we already have a comprehensive program to train and employ veterans in place. Last year, we developed a veterans training program that was approved by The PA Department of Education Veterans/Military Education Division. Our state-of-the art training center, located in our corporate headquarters in Bridgeville, will be the regional training facility for the Troops to Trades program. Gillece has committed to offering the veterans participating in the program paid apprenticeships while they train and to we have committed to offering them jobs once the training is complete.