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Leaving the warrior’s life

Trade school reaches out to veterans transitioning into civilian life

WEATHERFORD, Texas (KYMA, KECY) - Being a member of the armed forces is unlike any other job known to man. Men and women are trained to be on constant alert and their daily routine is vital to the welfare of the country.

So, when it comes to leaving the warrior's life, many face a tough reality. Up until this point, they worked on sharpening their skills as protectors.

Whether, they provided support in an air squadron, patrolled enemy territory or managed supplies, the fact is those skills may not come in handy on the outside.

That's where Dr. Thomas Moorman from the Perfect Technician Academy in Weatherford, Texas comes in. Dr. Moorman who has devoted his life to education says their particular set of skills are perfect.

The Perfect Technician Academy offers a 6-week HVAC course, aimed at training men and women in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.

For many veterans the cost of the course is covered by the G.I. Bill, but for those that aren't covered the investment will pay out. According to the Department of Labor HVAC technicians make approximately $48,000 a year.

Now, the course if offered to anyone over the age of 18 that has a diploma or G.E.D. All you have to do is register and be prepared to live on the PTA campus in Texas.

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