Savannah Technical College HVAC Student Wins Trane Technician of Future Scholarship 2022


Savannah – Savannah Technical College Technology Technology Technology, Tristen Ingram, received the Trane Technician of the Future Fellowship (2022) from Trane by Trane Technologies. He is one of 28 students in North America seeking a technical education as they prepare to enter the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) or building automation.

Ingram began his career at Savannah Tech as a dual enrollment student. He took 24 hours of online General Core classes before graduating last spring from South Effingham High School. This semester, he enrolled as a full-time air conditioning student at the Savannah campus. He also works a 14 hour per week internship at Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. in the maintenance department.

“Congratulations to Trane Technician as this year’s future scholarship recipients,” said Donny Simmons, President of HVAC Commercial Americas, Trane Technologies. “We are proud to help these 28 aspiring technicians launch successful careers in the HVAC and building controls industry. This scholarship program is one of the ways Trane is helping to build the next generation of HVAC technicians and operators who will make important contributions in the years to come. »

Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists based on academic achievement, leadership and participation, long-term career and educational goals, financial need, and other criteria. As a full-time student, Ingram will receive $4,000, which could be used for education-related expenses.

The Trane Technician of the Future Fellowship aligns with the sustainable future of Trane Technologies, which brings bold action globally to uplift underrepresented students through green and STEM education and career pathways.

Air Conditioning or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) training is available as an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Diploma, or two Technical Short-Term Credit (TCC) Certificates offered at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. Graduates of this program in AY2020 had a 96.5% field placement rate. Over the past year, there have been 28 job postings per month for HVAC Technician related positions in our area with an average local salary of $47,000. For more information, visit

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Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation. Visit


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