HVAC Student wins Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship 2022

Tristen Ingram by HVAC trainerSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Air Conditioning Technology student Tristen Ingram received the Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship (2022) from Trane by Trane Technologies. He is one of 28 students in North America seeking a technical education to prepare for 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 completed 24 hours of general core courses online before graduating last spring from South Effingham High School. This semester, he enrolled as a full-time air conditioning degree student at the Savannah Campus. He is also working a 14-hour-per-week internship at Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. in the maintenance department.

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

Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists on the basis of academic performance, 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 may be used for education-related expenses.

The Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship aligns with Trane Technologies’ Sustainable Futures, which brings bold action globally to uplift under-represented students through education and pathways to green and STEM careers.

Air Conditioning or HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) training is available as an associate of applied science degree, diploma or two short-term technical certificate of credit (TCCs) offered at the Savannah and Liberty campuses.  Graduates of this program in AY2020 had a 96.5% placement rate in field. In the past year, there have been 28 job openings per month for HVAC technician related positions in our area with a local mean salary of $47,000. For more information visit

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (