Linde Skills Pipeline Program

Increase Your Readiness for a Technology Career

Linde is collaborating with SUNY Erie Community College's HVAC Program and the Erie Community College Foundation to offer a unique opportunity for students to prepare for technologist careers!

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The Linde Skills Pipeline™ workforce development program provides funding to help train new technicians through a one year curriculum. Students accepted into the Program will benefit from paid tuition and learning resources as part of a generous scholarship sponsored by Linde Corporation. This community engagement program was developed to help meet the strong demand for skilled technicians in Western New York and demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to developing a robust pipeline of men and women in the skilled trades.

Classes will be held at the SUNY Erie Community College North (Williamsville) Campus.

The Program Bootcamp runs August 22-26, 2022 and Fall classes begin September 6!  Application deadline is July 27, 2022.

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The Program Includes

  • Full paid scholarships covering tuition and lab fees toward a one-year program
  • Paid textbooks and other learning resources
  • Paid OSHA 10 and EPA 608 certification review and testing
  • Support through the SUNY Erie Career Services Department 
  • Professional development opportunities

For more information on the Linde Skills Pipeline™ scholarship, application process and admission to SUNY Erie contact:

Ann Palinski
Phone: (716) 270-4660

Scholarships To Train New Technicians

As a chosen partner with the Linde Skills Pipeline Scholarship Program, SUNY Erie is providing training toward a 1-year certificate in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration). The partnership's goal is to encourage and educate individuals toward careers as technologists and tradespersons.

The Linde Skills Pipeline Program Scholarship Recipients Receive:
  • Textbooks for all courses.
  • Toolkit
  • Funding of fees for up to four certification tests.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Celebration for program graduates.
  • Career event to meet potential employers.
Program Components
  • Introductory orientation event
  • Summer Boot Camp (August 15-19, 2022)
  • Eleven (11) courses at SUNY Erie totaling 31 credit hours, completed in two consecutive semesters (Fall, 2022 and Spring, 2023).

Upon completion of the program, students will have earned a Certificate* in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, as well as OSHA 10 and EPA 608 industry certification.

*This technical certificate provides a good foundation for technologist preparation. Reach out to learn more about the coursework and how this course can help you prepare for long-term career potential.

Interested? It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3...

  1. Apply and get accepted into SUNY Erie.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid.
  3. Apply to the Linde Skills Pipeline Scholarship Program through the Erie Community College Foundation:
  4. Staff at Linde will review the Skills Pipeline application for acceptance into the program.
For more information:
Ann Palinski, City Campus
(716) 270-4660