LEC partners with Trane Corporation in HVAC-R prep program


As LEC plans a larger lab space for its expanding 11-month residential and commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Program, Trane Corporation will take on controls training for students preparing for certifications.

Beginning in May 2018, their 8-week HVAC controls class will be a beginner’s guide to commercial heating and cooling controls. Students will focus on the technical aspects of ever-growing software and automation used in HVAC, including programming of equipment and sequence of operations.

Trane is synonymous with HVAC and the equipment and service provided in the commercial and residential areas. Lake Erie has developed an HVAC-R program for adults to acquire certifications needed in the industry.

This controls class will run every Thursday starting May 24 through July 12 at the Trane facility in Mentor. Lake Erie College and Trane are continuing discussions on training and job placement of future HVAC-R technicians.

LEC’s HVAC-R program director Herb Dill said, "The fact that our students have this opportunity is a credit to Trane's willingness to help us educate and develop students so that they can see the many options they have in the HVACR- field. This is a great partnership that we hope to develop even further as time goes on."   

Michael Bryan, general manager for Trane – Northeast, Ohio, echoed these sentiments.

“Trane is excited to be partnering with LEC to assist with the development of future HVAC professionals,” said Bryan. “There is an immediate demand for individuals to join our trade. The additional training on control systems will not only enhance the mechanical training students receive, but is necessary with the technological advancements surrounding HVAC systems.”

Lake Erie is grateful for mutually beneficial relationships with community members like Trane.

For more information, contact Herb Dill at 440-223-8062.

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