WASHINGTON — Building Talent Foundation announced a collaboration with Carrier.

Carrier joins BTF's 20 founding partners, the Leading Builders of America (LBA) companies, as a scaling partner.

"Carrier's commitment to supporting and investing in the development of its people extends beyond their workforce, to all those who are yet to discover the vast opportunities in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sector," said Branka Minic, CEO of BTF. "Together, we will focus on promoting those opportunities and engaging youth and adult job seekers in exploring careers, skill-building, and meaningful employment."

Carrier will also be actively involved in BTF's HVAC Industry-Education Skilled Trades Council.

"There will be an estimated shortage of 400,000 HVAC technicians over the next decade," said Justin Keppy, president, NA Residential & Light Commercial, Carrier. "Carrier is on a mission to empower the next generation of HVAC technicians. By joining forces with BTF, we can expand our efforts and impact the lives of people in our communities."

"It is an honor to welcome Justin Keppy and the Carrier team on behalf of Building Talent Foundation and the Leading Builders of America," said Sheryl Palmer, chairman of BTF and chairman and CEO of Taylor Morrison. "We're proud to have their support and look forward to working together to build a talented workforce and thriving communities across the US."

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