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Montgomery College Receives Grant from Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program

Elevating Pathways for Skilled Trades Education and Technician Training

The Montgomery College Foundation has been awarded a $95,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program. This initiative aims to equip our students with in-demand knowledge and skills that will support employment in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and a pathway for life-long careers upon graduation. In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support Montgomery College through volunteering and mentorships, providing students with real-world experience, internship opportunities and professional networking connections.

Montgomery College is one of 10 community colleges receiving grants for the 2021‒2022 academic year. The grant is provided by Johnson Controls in an effort to expand associate degree and certificate programs in HVAC, fire and security and digital building automation systems, all areas where the U.S. Bureau of Labor is predicting an increased need for skilled trades expertise in the coming years. In general, the funding will support the purchase and development of classroom materials, learning technologies and student scholarships. Montgomery College will use the funding to provide academic success coaches in partnership with our Achieving the Promise Academy and to support the creation of a building systems automation lab in The Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education in Rockville.

“Johnson Controls is proud to build upon our significant presence in the city by partnering with Montgomery College on the Community College Partnership Program. We believe the program will empower people to build life-long careers that will transform their lives and the city,” said Grady Crosby, VP of Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at Johnson Controls. “Just as smart, healthy buildings are critical to our well-being, well-educated and trained technicians are crucial to keeping our environments operating safely and efficiently. As a leader in the building industry for over a century, Johnson Controls is honored to share our expertise with the country’s leading community colleges.”

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About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering, OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.comnew window or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Montgomery College 

Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 54,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.