StrataTech Education Group, a Phoenix, AZ-based provider of facility-based post-secondary education with a focus on preparing students for careers in the welding and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (“HVACR”) trades, received an investment from private equity firm The Halifax Group.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The company has campuses in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Houston, Texas. Halifax partnered with StrataTech management in this investment. Terms were not disclosed.
Led by CEO Mary Kelly, StrataTech Education Group focuses on the education, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs.
The company serves approximately 3,200 students across two brands, Tulsa Welding School and The Refrigeration School (“RSI”).
Founded in 1949, Tulsa Welding School trains students for careers in welding, air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance and electronic systems at three campuses in Tulsa, Jacksonville, and Houston.
Founded in 1965, RSI operates one campus in Phoenix and trains students for careers in HVACR and welding. and is one of the largest HVACR schools in the U.S.