Trane Technologies announce 4-year partnership with DCU Access Programme

Over a four-year period, Trane Technologies will provide philanthropic support to DCU’s Access Programme, providing scholarships as part of a comprehensive package of financial, academic, personal and professional support offered to DCU Access students from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will also offer summer internships to students as part of the award-winning Access to the Workplace Programme, and provide volunteer mentors for DCU students.

Trane Technologies is a global leader in climate innovation. Through their brands and portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, they bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation.

Deidra Parrish Williams, Director of Citizenship and Community Engagement for Trane Technologies said;

“Our company’s corporate citizen strategy, Sustainable Futures, perfectly aligns with DCU’s Access Programme, supporting a new generation of learners who have the potential to transform their lives, and our world. Our vision is to uplift under-represented groups in our community by giving them access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and Green careers. What we chose to invest in today, can help to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to not just dream big, but to live out those dreams in the tomorrows yet to come.”


Cathy McLoughlin, Head of DCU Access Service added;

“The work of the Access Programme begins early, through an outreach programme that engages with 25 linked post-primary schools in north Dublin communities, to raise student aspirations and awareness of higher education. DCU reserves 10% of all places in our undergraduate courses for Access students, who also receive a comprehensive package of post-entry personal, financial and academic support.

We have also developed an additional programme called DCU Access to the Workplace, that aims to enhance the employability and career prospects of these students by providing them with summer internships, hosted by some of Ireland’s leading companies who also partner with us in providing financial support for our Access scholarship programme.”

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