Trane Technologies Joins Forces With European Schoolnet to Build Students' STEM Skills

Collaboration will help enable STEM career pathways for underrepresented students in communities across Europe
Mar 28, 2022 4:30 AM ET

Trane Technologies Joins Forces with European Schoolnet to Build Students’ STE…

Collaboration will help enable STEM career pathways for underrepresented students in communities across Europe

SWORDS, Ireland, March 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Trane Technologies plc (NYSE:TT), a global climate innovator, today announced it will join forces with European Schoolnet through their industry initiative, STEM Alliance to promote access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and careers among underrepresented students, such as girls and refugees, in Europe. As a premier partner Trane Technologies will work closely with European Schoolnet and other industry groups on several activities launching in 2022, including two webinars for teachers and a STEM back-to-school campaign for students. The STEM Alliance brings together 19 frontline companies and associations – including Microsoft, IBM, Amgen, Dell, 32 European Ministries of Education and the European Commission – to address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union and explore innovative, collaborative teaching practices.

Research suggests that many of the career paths and jobs of today will be redefined in the decades ahead, relying on a greater set of STEM-based and other digital skills to be successful in future job markets. When Trane Technologies launched Sustainable Futures in 2021, it made a commitment to support young underrepresented learners by enabling access to STEM education, providing more learning opportunities, and giving them the tools and skills necessary to prepare for the careers of the future. Building relationships with organizations such as European Schoolnet ties to the company’s Sustainable Futures work, and will help uplift, encourage and inspire young learners.

“Investing in STEM is not optional – it’s necessary if we hope to have the talent and technology to support a more sustainable world for generations to come,” said Francesco Incalza, president of Trane Technologies’ Thermo King Business in EMEA. “We’re excited to bring STEM to our communities and support underserved students who may not otherwise get an opportunity to learn the necessary skills to prepare for their future.”

“The technology that exists today has been vital in developing solutions to support decarbonization and enabling more sustainable, future-proof businesses – but it’s only the beginning,” said Jose La Loggia, president of Trane Technologies’ Commercial HVAC business in EMEA. “The world needs more people with skills in fields such as engineering, advanced manufacturing and materials science. Today’s youth is the wave of the future, and we believe everyone should have equal access to the opportunities ahead.”

“We are delighted to welcome Trane Technologies to European Schoolnet’s STEM Alliance,” said Marc Durando, executive director for European Schoolnet. “Being one of its frontline industry partners demonstrates Trane Technologies’ commitment to boost the pace of innovation and address Europe’s skills gap through education and pathways to green and STEM careers. Becoming part of the Alliance is a unique opportunity to further develop synergies between schools, governments and industry to inspire Europe’s next generation of professionals with sustainable and innovative solutions. “

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

About European Schoolnet
European Schoolnet is a network of 33 Ministries of Education from across Europe, leading educational innovation at a European level. As a non-profit international organization, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to key stakeholders including Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners. We are driven by our mission to support education stakeholders in Europe in the transformation of education processes for 21st century digitalized societies. We do this by identifying and testing promising innovative practices, sharing evidence about their impact, and supporting the mainstreaming of teaching and learning practices aligned with 21st century standards for inclusive education.


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