Trane recently introduced a new program, titled “Engineering Better Careers, Engineering Better Environments,” as a way to attract graduating college students to the HVAC industry and to the company. The program is designed to connect Trane’s senior executives with college engineering students looking to enter the built environment.

Trane is teaming with some top engineering schools across the United States to engage students in the issues important to their careers. The company is also creating experiences for students that better prepare them for the business world, including sponsoring clubs, events, internships, and limited scholarships, as well as providing software and lab equipment at reduced rates. Some of the institutions on board include the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Iowa State University, and California Polytechnic Institute.

“Trane offers engineering graduates the unique opportunity to apply their engineering skills to create business advantages for building owners and operators,” said John W. Conover, president of Trane’s commercial business in the Americas. “Graduates that join Trane have the opportunity to work with consulting engineers, architects, contractors, and owners to design and apply the world’s most advanced line of commercial HVAC systems - and make an environmental and economic impact today.”

After graduation, new hires are to participate in Trane’s Graduate Training Program, which combines five months of intensive technical and business training in La Crosse, Wis., with six months of on-the-job mentoring in a predetermined location.

Students can also take advantage of 12-week, paid technical sales internships designed to give undergraduates a clearer understanding of the HVAC industry, along with an opportunity to strengthen their skills through customer visits, presentations, hands-on assignments and online idea sharing, said the manufacturer.

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Publication Date:12/22/2008