Elevating Pathways for Skilled Trades Education and Technician Training
Camden County College has received $100,000 as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip our students with in-demand knowledge and skills that will support employment and a pathway for life-long careers upon graduation. In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support CCC through volunteering and mentorships, providing students with real-world experience, internship opportunities and professional networking connections.
“We are proud to partner with Johnson Controls to provide skilled trades education and technician training opportunities to our students,” said Camden County College President Donald A. Borden. “The funding will be used to expand the College’s HVAC technician training and Programmable Logic Controller Certificate of Achievement programs. In addition, we are developing a Programmable Logic Controller certificate program specifically tied to using Johnson Controls technology.”
CCC is one of ten community colleges receiving grants for the 2021‒2022 academic year. 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.
“Johnson Controls is proud to build upon our significant presence in the city by partnering with Camden County College on the Community College Partnership Program. We believe the program will empower people to build life-long careers that will transform their lives and the city,” said Grady Crosby, VP of Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at Johnson Controls. “Just as smart, healthy buildings are critical to our well-being, well-educated and trained technicians are crucial to keeping our environments operating safely and efficiently. As a leader in the building industry for over a century, Johnson Controls is honored to share our expertise with the country’s leading community colleges.”
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