A transition from the military life to a civilian life is a challenging process. Many veterans find it hard to adjust to the new civilian life and are usually less prepared for what follows. For some, they find the integration process hard to cope with, while for others, the military life often provides a ‘safety blanket’ for them.
That’s not the same for two veterans in Las Vegas. Lawrence Malm an Air Force veteran and David Vanover, an Army veteran, are among a new wave of soldiers who are being prepared for civilian life. The two graduated from the College of Southern Nevada. They took the air conditioning classes from the instructor, Dennis Soukup, who is also a Veteran himself.
Dennis Soukup has had over 40 years to adjust to the civilian life and admitted that it wasn’t an easy journey. He recalls all the challenges he faced as he didn’t have anyone to guide him through. Just like any other soldier who finds that his services are no longer required, he had to figure out things by himself.
The two graduates also got a surprise on their graduation ceremony when Goettl Air Conditioning donated tools worth one thousand dollars to help the students start off with their career. The program was started by Ken Goodrich, who is the founder and owner of Goettl Air Conditioning.
The donation helps the students to quickly get things going as many students have to meet the cost of the tools from their expenses. Malm and Vanover couldn’t hide their delight and expressed their appreciation. Goettl Air Conditioning had done this before as this was its fourth year of donating start-up tools to veterans graduating. More information about this can be found here http://www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/hometown-heroes/las-vegas-air-conditioning-company-helps-veterans-start-new-careers
Goettl Air Conditioning is a company located in Las Vegas that provides the air conditioning services. The company was founded in 1939, and Ken Goodrich bought it in 2013, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the President.
The company operates in Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas. It offers air conditioning, heating, commercial HVAC, and indoor air quality services. Other than this, Goettl Air Conditioning offers the maintenance services to its clients.