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Gateway to open national energy systems lab, host Trane’s 100th anniversary celebration

Gateway Technical College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its six new national energy systems training labs as well as host a 100th anniversary celebration for Trane Corporation, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, beginning at 11:30 a.m. July 18 at its Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave.

The six labs bring cutting-edge training technology to equip Gateway graduates with the skills needed to enter an expanding job market for well-versed technicians with sustainable energy system skills.

The celebration, to be held in the Energy Systems Training Lab in the Technical Building, begins at 11:30 a.m. with a proclamation and luncheon recognizing Trane for 100 years of quality service, innovation and commitment to education and training, including an active collaboration with Gateway.

Speakers at the luncheon ceremony will be:

  • David Regnery, Trane North America president
  • Reggie Newson, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development secretary
  • Gary Olsen, Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees vice chairperson

The recognition luncheon will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be:

  • Roger Tadjewski, National Coalition of Certifications Centers NC3 executive director
  • Morna Foy, Wisconsin Technical College System president
  • Bryan Albrecht, Gateway Technical College president

Hands-on demonstrations and tours of the labs follow the two ceremonies. The labs include equipment in building automation, refrigeration, renewable energy systems and geoexchange technology.