Kenneth Goodrich’s Post 9/11 Veteran Scholarship
According to a recent PRNewswire, Kenneth Goodrich, the owner of Goettl announced that they had honored Nick Hughes, a veteran student of Southern Nevada College. Three years ago, Nick Hughes left the US Navy to continue with studies. However, transitioning into civilian life was a challenge since he did not know what career to venture.
Today, Nick Hughes is weeks away from graduating with a diploma in air conditioning technology. He also awaits Kenneth Goodrich’s sponsored, Post 9/11 Veterans Scholarship. Unlike traditional college endowments, Kenneth Goodrich’s award allows Hughes to choose from $1,000 worth of air condition tools to use in the next step of his career. Besides, Post 9/11 Veteran award, Kenneth Goodrich sponsors Son of a Gun, a scholarship awarded to students born to families in the air conditioning industry.
Throughout his career, Kenneth Goodrich has learned that people coming out of the military make competent HVAC professionals. Therefore, the veterans’ award creates an opportunity for startups in the HVAC industry to thrive. According to Goodrich, the awards benefits are significant. He added that the award would be given to the veteran students in HVAC yearly. Dennis Soukup, the head of applied science department at Southern Nevada College based the award benefits on a personal experience and found that it helped fresh graduates to thrive. When leaving school, Mr. Soukup could only afford bolts, nuts, and screwdrivers; however, with Goodrich’s award, startups in the HVAC industry can use expensive tools.
Hughes, a North California native served in the U.S. Navy as a cook for seven years. Nonetheless, he excelled at the two-year air conditioning course and now works at a local HVAC company. Nick Hughes appreciates Kenneth Goodrich’s scholarship saying that it supports veterans to take on their next career steps with ease. Kenneth Goodrich attributes his career success to Goettl. Therefore, he takes pride in investing in the HVAC industry.
Goettl Air Conditioning
Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939 by two brothers, Gust and Adam Goettl. The firm left Southern Nevada in 2007 as a result of the Great Recession. In 2013, Kenneth Goodrich acquired the air conditioning company and opened a branch in his homeland of Las Vegas where his love for Goettl’s products started. Goodgame became fascinated with the subject of air conditioning as a youth. In fact, he would accompany his father on evening calls to install and repair air conditioners.