Lincoln Tech, Johnson Controls Team Up to Build Technical Workforce of the Future
Partnership will enable career opportunities for students in HVAC and electrical fields
WEST ORANGE, New Jersey – Lincoln Educational Services Corp. has entered into an agreement with Johnson Controls to provide expanded career opportunities for Lincoln Tech graduates and to help build the Johnson Controls workforce. This marks the second partnership with a global employer that Lincoln has announced within the last several weeks.
Graduates of Lincoln Tech’s HVAC and Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology (EEST) training programs throughout the country will have the opportunity to pursue careers with Johnson Controls, which will assist Lincoln in recruiting new students for these programs. Johnson Controls will provide training equipment and sponsor classrooms at 10 Lincoln Tech campuses across the country: Columbia, Maryland; Denver; East Windsor, New Britain, and Shelton, Connecticut; Indianapolis; Mahwah and Union, New Jersey; Marietta, Georgia; and Melrose Park, Illinois.
Scott Shaw, president and CEO of Lincoln Tech, said partnering with Johnson Controls demonstrates the school’s commitment to helping students and employers alike overcome the skills gap that exists in many hands-on industries today.
“Having the support of an employer like Johnson Controls will prove to be invaluable for our graduates who can connect with a company that’s really defined the fields of climate control and energy efficiency for more than a century,” Shaw said. “Johnson Controls was paving the way in these arenas long before the fields were even being thought about as critical to our environment and our world. Now, as Johnson Controls continues its drive toward the development of ‘smart’ cities, built around integrated infrastructure, it’s exciting to know that our students can one day be a part of it.”
“Johnson Controls is a growing company, and to grow we need more people on the ground to respond to the needs of our customers,” said Rod Rushing, president of Building Solutions North America, Johnson Controls. “This partnership with Lincoln Tech is about laying the foundation for our future workforce, and providing the essential training needed to be successful in a career with Johnson Controls.”
Johnson Controls vice president for human resources Dana Valentine highlighted the broader impact of a career with Johnson Controls. “When you join this company, you’re embarking on a career that’s bigger than yourself,” said Valentine. “This is not just a ‘job,’ but a career that will help define the future of how we as a society live and work.”
She also noted, “Lincoln Tech graduates pursuing careers with the company will have an impressive range of career paths from which to choose. With the size and scale of Johnson Controls’ business, the options are almost endless. As a global operation, career opportunities are available in dozens of countries.”
The partnership with Johnson Controls comes less than two months after Lincoln Tech announced it had also partnered with Hussmann Refrigeration. Together, these two relationships will afford Lincoln students a wide range of career possibilities after graduation.
Publication date: 4/23/2018