Johnson Controls partnership supports skilled trades education

Aug 29, 2021

CCBC has received a $63,860 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills that will support employment and a pathway for lifelong careers upon graduation.

In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support CCBC through volunteering and mentorships, providing students with real-world experience, internship opportunities, and professional networking connections.

The grant is provided by Johnson Controls in an effort to expand associate degree and certificate programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire and security and digital building automation systems, all areas where the U.S. Bureau of Labor is predicting an increased need for skilled trades expertise in the coming years.

In general, the funding will support the purchase and development of classroom materials, learning technologies and student scholarships. CCBC will use the funding from Johnson Controls to focus on strategies designed to create a sustainable pipeline of graduates from underrepresented communities who find success in HVAC and Building Automation Systems careers.

CCBC will offer workshops, scholarships and individualized learning support and grow a guided mentoring program featuring Johnson Controls employees supporting peer mentoring and career counseling.

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