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About The DOD SkillBridge Program

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. DOD SkillBridge connects transitioning service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.

Service members can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full-time with approved industry partners after their chain of command, field grade commander, provides written authorization and approval. These industry partners offer real-world training and in-demand work experience while having the opportunity to evaluate the service member’s suitability for future employment.


  • Must be Active Duty Service Member

  • Your unit must be enrolled in the skillbridge program

  • Minimum of 8 weeks enrollment for Service and Installation departments

  • Positions are in the Phoenix Valley area

  • Starting to accept applications on Oct 1st, 2023

  • Must get your EPA certification by the end of the 8 weeks. This can be done at any local HVAC supplier.

This is a minimum of an 8 week program. You will start off in the install department learning how to remove and replace residential heating and cooling equipment. Once you the basics on installs; you will then be moved over to the service department. Here you will learn how to trouble shoot, diagnose and repair HVAC equipment. At the end of the program, if you decide this is for, all you have to do is decide which department you would like to go into.

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Send your resume to in the subject line enter SkillBridge or call Brandon LeMar at 602-291-6370