As part of its ongoing partnership with Lincoln Tech to build the technical workforce of the future, Johnson Controls recently unveiled four new classrooms, including one at the vocational school’s Connecticut campuses in East Windsor, New Britain and Shelton and at the Columbia, MD, campus. The new classrooms are equipped with Johnson Controls technologies to train students in the HVAC, electrical, fire and security programs.
During the ribbon cutting ceremonies in June, Al Young, vice president of field services and installation operations for Johnson Controls Building Solutions North America, and Scott Shaw, CEO at Lincoln Tech, spoke about the importance of technical training and organizations in the technical field. They stressed its vital role in developing and nurturing the next generation workforce with partnerships like this.
- CENTER CUT: From left, Johnson Controls VP Al Young, Lincoln Tech East Windsor (CT) Campus President Kevin Clark, and Lincoln Tech CEO Scott Shaw all cut a ribbon to unveil one of the new classrooms at Lincoln Tech’s Connecticut locations.
The partnership between Johnson Controls and Lincoln Tech began in 2018 with a goal of bridging the technical skills gap and developing a program that provides hands-on training in local markets to empower students with the skills necessary to enter the technical workforce and build a fulfilling career in today’s changing marketplace. Graduates of the training programs have the opportunity to pursue careers with Johnson Controls to help deliver smart, safe, sustainable buildings and cities around the world.
In total, Johnson Controls is sponsoring 10 Lincoln Tech campuses across the country. In 2018, the Indianapolis, IN, and Melrose Park, IL, classrooms were launched and, in the remainder of 2019, the Marietta, GA; Denver, CO; and Mahwah and Union, NJ, campuses will be revealed.
Learn more about the partnership and how Johnson Controls is helping to build the next generation of technical workers.