PEWAUKEE, Wis. (June 28, 2021) Across the nation, we are experiencing a massive and increasing need for skilled workers. Year after year skilled trades are the most difficult careers to fill. In step with our tradition and promise of innovative solutions, the Gustave A. Larson Company is excited to have partnered with GPS Education Partners to take on the challenge of encouraging new recruits to the HVAC/R industry with a HVAC/R youth apprenticeship program that matches motivated student workers with promising careers.
The primary objective of this program is to educate high school students about the industry and help them gain the skills needed for careers in the trade. Students develop technical knowledge and professional skills in this unique program as they cross-train among Warehouse, Counter Sales and HVAC/R Technician positions. By working on the ground level to expose new talent to our industry, we not only offer promising careers to motivated students, but also growing and strengthening the HVAC/R community for us and our business partners alike.
As we close another school year, we want to take a moment and congratulate our 2020-21 Youth Apprentice Students – all of whom are staying in the HVAC/R Industry!
In our West Allis branch we had Terriana, Jonathan and Stefano. Jonathan and Stefano are attending technical college for HVAC/R this fall and Terriana is deciding between attending technical school and pursuing HVAC/R though the union.
In Green Bay, Gage has been hired on by Bay Area Services, the company he did his on-the-job learning with through the Gustave A Larson Youth Apprentice program. He is excited to jump right into a job that he loves.
In Plymouth, Angel will continue working for Larson while attending technical college for HVAC/R. The team is excited to have him stay on while he begins his studies.
As with all Larson Company initiatives, our youth apprenticeship program is guided by our Larson core values: Learning, Attitude, Results, Service, Collaboration,
. Each Larson employee contributes to our organization by living our values, and we are excited to model and share them with the next generation of workers.
About Gustave A. Larson Company
The Gustave A. Larson Company is the midwest, plains and mountain states’ leading wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, parts and supplies from over 450 different manufacturers. In addition to a full line of equipment, controls, supplies and replacement parts, each location offers customer educational opportunities, including technical and business training.
Family owned and operated since 1936, the Gustave A. Larson Company’s corporate offices are located in Pewaukee, Wis. The company employs 450 team members throughout 20 states and 53 locations.
To learn more visit galarson.com
, or call 262-542-0200.
About GPS Education Partners
GPS Education Partners (GPSEd) is a community-based nonprofit organization and work-based learning (WBL) intermediary offering one of the largest statewide manufacturing youth apprenticeships in Wisconsin and WBL services throughout the Midwest and beyond. GPSEd’s proven education model is the catalyst to building strategic partnerships with education, business, and community entities. These partnerships enable GPSEd to accelerate student preparation in technical careers through powerful, credentialed work-based learning solutions.
Founded in 2000, GPSEd is deeply committed to designing, building, and executing work-based learning solutions that address the needs of businesses that are ready to close the skills gap by developing tomorrow’s workforce with today's youth.
To learn more visit www.GPSEd.org
or email info@GPSEd.org