Trane Educates AACC Conference Attendees about the Benefits of Successful Academic/Industry Partnerships

Trane Educates AACC Conference Attendees about the Benefits of
Successful Academic/Industry Partnerships

Chicago, April 6, 2016 – Trane will help educate attendees at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Conference held April 9-12 in Chicago, about best practices for creating successful academic and business partnerships and the benefits that institutions, students and industry can gain through collaboration.

Patrick Archambault, strategic program director for Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will participate in a panel discussion at the conference that also will include among others, Dr. Bryan Albrecht, president and chief executive officer, Gateway Technical College. Roger Tadajewski, executive director of the National Coalition of Certifications Centers will facilitate the discussion.

Panel participants will discuss three partnerships exemplifying local program alignment, industry certifications, innovative learning environments and facility management, drawing from experience gained by Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In collaboration with business and industry, the college has established a cornerstone of industry engagement leading to academic and career success for students.

Panel discussion details:
Title: Business Partnerships: The Gateway to College Success
When: Monday, April 11, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m
Where: Comisky Room, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Ave., Chicago, IL  60601

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About the Conference
The annual American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference will be held in Chicago on April 9-12, 2016, The AACC annual meeting is among the largest gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies.

About Ingersoll Rand
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. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. 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. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com .or trane.com .