Education Opportunities with the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) is a nonprofit association representing independent petroleum marketers at both the wholesale and retail levels, as well as firms supplying petroleum products and other related services. We support fuel, energy, and HVAC providers by offering training courses through our educational branch, PPATEC. You can also partake in educational webinars and apply for a scholarship through the Robert V. Boltz Foundation. Keep reading this page to learn more about our educational opportunities to bring your professional skills or your team to the next level.

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The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) offers leading hands-on training solutions for the HVAC and energy industry. The program offers a pathway for individuals to enter into the trades as well as recurring training options for employers who want to develop their team. The majority is specifically tailored for energy marketers and HVAC contractors. Member companies contribute to coursework to help design training programs that offer students a direct, hands-on learning experience. This experience results in strengthening the professional skills of companies’ employees and ensuring they have and maintain proper industry certification.

Monthly Webinar Series

We host webinars each month to help provide timely topics and useful information that Pennsylvania Propane Association members can take back and incorporate into their business. If you’re interested in viewing past webinars or checking out our upcoming schedule of events, click the button below to be directed to our Monthly Webinar Series web page. You’ll be able to sign up for any future webinar topics that interest you.

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The Robert V. Boltz Foundation is a nonprofit organization recently created to offer tuition assistance for young technical candidates in Pennsylvania. The scholarship can alleviate the cost of the HVAC & Energy Professional Program being offered through PPATEC. Graduates of this program will then go on to seek employment opportunities from the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association member companies. Learn more about how to apply or donate to the scholarship program using the link below.

Expand Your Energy Education

The PPA’s education department offers qualifying coursework and certifications that will make your resume irresistible to hiring companies.