DAVIDSON, N.C. — Trane Technologies’ residential HVAC brands (Trane Residential and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning) celebrated the inaugural graduation of its first cohort of Trade Warriors to train at Fort Bragg. This cohort includes the program’s first two female graduates, Rosheen Pennant and Tavares “Talia” Moreno; two Golden Knights, Derrick Coleman and Jared Zell; and a Master Sergeant, Fred Adams. Since Trade Warriors started in 2021, Trade Warriors has successfully educated seven cohorts and has helped facilitate nearly 40 job placements for its graduates. Today, the program continues to fuel the skilled labor force by creating a pipeline of HVAC talent, providing hands-on training and job placement opportunities for America’s service men and women to pursue careers in the HVAC industry.

Originally launched at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Trade Warriors Program is a hands-on, eight-week training program that provides participating military service members with the necessary skills and certifications to receive job placement in the field and ease their transition to civilian life. The Trade Warriors initiative began in late 2021 in conjunction with Raleigh, North Carolina-based RightTek HVAC Training and the Army's Career Skills Program at Fort Bragg. All males and females in the military who were separated from duty within the previous six months are eligible to apply. Veterans are also eligible to participate. Interested applicants can find more information on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge website. For more information, visit www.trane.com/residential.