PERC awards workforce development grants

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) approved 10 workforce development

The projects awarded grant funds demonstrate a variety of methods for attracting new employees to the industry, from attending career fairs and developing web-based tools to establishing propane curriculums. Several rely on interstate partnerships to execute recruitment initiatives.

Here, we organize the projects into four broad areas of focus – community outreach, military/veteran recruitment, recruitment platforms and school curriculum – but many of the projects take a multipronged approach. Descriptions of each project are courtesy of PERC.

PERC offers a comprehensive package of outreach materials – including images, brochures, handouts and videos – to highlight career opportunities in propane for prospective employees. Check out these resources at, and consider how they can be used to attract workers in your state.

Community Outreach

Georgia PERC:Purchases an 8.5-ft. x 20-ft. trailer equipped with propane props, virtual-reality and audio-visual equipment, and hands-on tools to demonstrate propane products at schools and other community events.

Kentucky PERC: Allows propane industry representatives to participate in a two-day employment exposition put on by Kentucky’s construction industry.