Trane Educates Workforce Development Institute Attendees about the Future of Clean Technology Training

Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 – Greg Josefchuk, strategic programs leader for Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®, will share best practices for advancing workforce development at the 2014 American Association of Community College Workforce Development Institute Conference on Jan. 29 – Feb. 1.

The Future of Clean Technology Training, Fourth Annual Sustainability Education and Economic (SEED) Workshop
Josefchuk will participate in a workshop panel discussion that will spotlight several clean industries (smart grid, building performance, water and automotive) and innovative strategies for course and pathway development. Participants will develop an action plan and have the opportunity to join the Sustainability Education and Economic (SEED) Center’s growing and popular mentoring network.

Panel discussion details:
Title: The Future of Clean Technology Training (Note: It Affects Your College!) Fourth Annual SEED Workshop
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: St. Petersburg Ballroom 2, Conference website: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Conference website:
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/Events/wdi/Pages/default.aspx

Super Plenary Session
Josefchuk will also participate in a two-part panel session focused on challenges the industry faces in preparing high-quality talent and providing real-world educational experiences. The session also will offer perspectives from leading foundations and organizations, including Trane, about preparing and positioning the American workforce.

Panel discussion details:
Title: Super Plenary Session
When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:45 – 10 a.m.
Where: Grand Bay Ballrooms and St. Petersburg Ballroom I, Conference website: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Conference website: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/Events/wdi/Pages/default.aspx

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About the Conference
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) convenes the 21st Annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI), Wednesday, Jan. 29–Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The conference brings together education, industry, government and foundation leaders to explore innovative and disruptive partnership opportunities to activate economies and campuses.

About the Speaker
Greg Josefchuk is the strategic programs leader responsible for developing key stakeholder relationships and directing execution of strategic initiatives and programs on a national basis at Trane. He is an accomplished professional with more than 25 years experience in the fields of climate control, energy and the environment.

Josefchuk has served as an active board member and past-president for numerous nonprofit and trade association organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Certification Centers (NC3) and the Industry Workforce Needs Council (IWNC). He has also served on the board of directors for the Strategic Accounts Management Association (SAMA). His current responsibilities at Trane include directing the NC3 program, which is a network of schools, industry leaders, and career and technical education organizations committed to establishing national standards and developing industry-driven certification in the transportation, aviation and energy sectors. Josefchuk holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit Ingersoll Rand® or Trane®.

 

 

Contact Information

Liz Soltoff

732-652-6952

esoltoff@irco.com

Melanie Boulay Becker

612-381-9554

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