SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Air Conditioning Technology student Tristen Ingram received the Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship (2022) from Trane by Trane Technologies. He is one of 28 students in North America who is seeking a technical education, as they prepare to enter the field of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) or Building Automation.
Ingram began his career at Savannah Tech as a dual-enrollment student. He completed 24 hours of general core courses online before graduating last spring from South Effingham High School. This semester, he enrolled as a full-time air conditioning degree student at the Savannah Campus. He is also working a 14-hour-per-week internship at Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. in the maintenance department.
“Congratulations to this year’s Trane Technician of the Future scholarship recipients,” said Donny Simmons, president, Commercial HVAC Americas, Trane Technologies. “We are proud to help these 28 aspiring technicians launch a successful career in the HVAC and building controls industry. This scholarship program is one of the ways Trane is helping build the next generation of HVAC technicians and operators who will make significant industry contributions in the years to come.”
Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists on the basis of academic performance, leadership and participation, long-term career and educational goals, financial need and other criteria. As a full-time student, Ingram will receive $4,000, which may be used for education-related expenses.
The Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship aligns with Trane Technologies’ Sustainable Futures, which brings bold action globally to uplift under-represented students through education and pathways to green and STEM careers.
Air Conditioning or HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) training is available as an associate of applied science degree, diploma or two short-term technical certificate of credit (TCCs) offered at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. Graduates of this program in AY2020 had a 96.5% placement rate in field. In the past year, there have been 28 job openings per month for HVAC technician related positions in our area with a local mean salary of $47,000. For more information visit www.savannahtech.edu/HVAC.
Trane – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – creates comfortable, energy efficient indoor environments for commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit www.trane.com or www.tranetechnologies.com.
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