Statement of Timothy Mcmahon Before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Statement of Timothy “Tim” Mcmahon
President of Triangle Tech Group, Board Member of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) and Veterans For Career Education (VCE) Ambassador
Before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on “Pending Legislation” July 17, 2019
Chairman Levin, Ranking Member Bilirakis and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee:
My name is Tim McMahon, a U.S. Air Force Veteran representing Triangle Tech, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) and Veterans for Career Education (VCE). Before commenting on the pending legislation that has the potential to impact career schools and the veterans attending these institutions, I would like to offer some background on the three groups I represent.
I serve as president of Triangle Tech, a nationally accredited career and technical school with campuses in the following locations in Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, DuBois, Sunbury, and Bethlehem. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality career training at a fast pace. We offer career programs in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Technology; Maintenance Electricity & Construction Technology; Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC-R); Carpentry & Construction Technology; and Welding & Fabrication Technology. Veterans can earn an associate degree in a skilled program of study in just 16 months and enter the workforce immediately. That allows veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to save the rest of their benefits for follow-on study or additional education elsewhere.