Creating an Environmental Impact on the World Through Sustainability

Thermo King is the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks, trailers, buses and rail cars. Thermo King also manufactures auxiliary power units, which dramatically reduce engine idling.

As a global enterprise leading the way to a more sustainable future, Thermo King is focused on keeping transported food and perishables safe and fresh; delivering efficient and reliable refrigerated transportation solutions. From the efficiency of our buildings to our progress in managing energy, water and waste, we continue to find ways to reduce the company's impact on the environment and embed sustainability throughout our businesses.

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Certifications That Impact the Workforce Economy and the World

As part of Thermo King’s unmatched nationwide dealer network, we provide expert factory-trained service when and where you need it. Our commitment to sustainability extends to the environmental impacts of our people, operations, and products and services. As this dynamic industry is changing, it’s creating new, exciting opportunities for professionally trained and certified technicians.

History of the Partnership

For Thermo King, filling the gap between technician education and workforce skills is not just a need, it is a responsibility. This commitment to our industry and the increasing demand for more skilled technicians in the workforce led Thermo King to become a sponsor of the NC3 organization.

Value of the Partnership

Our partnership with NC3 helps to develop qualified transport refrigeration technicians with the right skills to grow and sustain the industry. The program also allows Thermo King to have a positive impact on technical education and workforce development in the transport industry.

Future of the Partnership

To keep up with the growing demands of the dynamic transport refrigeration industry, Thermo King seeks to work closely with schools, our dealer network and students in order to have a positive impact on the industry and communities around the country.

Transform Your Program

We’ll help you transform your buildings into a tangible representation of higher education that values sustainability, affordability and higher learning. NC3 Leadership School members are provided with expert consultation – from the tools and equipment, to facility planning, faculty training, and the support necessary for NC3 certification programs.

List of Certifications Offered

NC3 Certifications:
  • Give technical school students exceptional hands-on experience in state-of-the-art learning environments
  • Provide access to the most current, relevant curriculum available
  • Are taught in well-equipped labs
  • Help address skilled workforce needs regionally and nationally

Transport Refrigeration Level 1 Certification

Thermo King Level One is a combination of two certifications that focuses on the explanation of transport refrigeration and the basic components of refrigeration. Students will understand the different types of units Thermo King services and represents. This certification will provide a valuable, stackable credential that can be easily embedded into a Diesel and/or HVAC/ R curriculum. A student with a Level One Certification will provide the base level skills and knowledge regarding maintenance and operation of Thermo King equipment. These skills are integral to meeting the needs of service, fleet and dealer locations across the country. The Level One certification is the foundation towards an advanced Level Two certification.

Transport Refrigeration Level 2 Certification

Thermo King Level Two is a combination of two certifications that build upon the Level One foundational skills. In Level Two, students will learn about transport refrigeration control systems and advanced refrigeration system diagnostics. This certification will provide a valuable, stackable credential that can be easily embedded into a Diesel and/or HVAC/ R curriculum. A student with Level Two Certification will acquire the skills and knowledge regarding operation and troubleshooting of Thermo King equipment. Level Two Certifications combined with Level One Certifications allows students to obtain a well-rounded skill and knowledge base that is integral to meeting the needs of service, fleet and dealer locations across the country.

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Marlaina Owens

NC3 Program Manager | Thermo King


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Where Can I Use These Certifications?

  • Manufacturing
  • Food Services
  • Transportation
  • Energy/HVAC

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We Move Food

We Move Food is a global philanthropic program designed to increase access to fresh, healthy food by reducing waste and supporting nutrition education for families and communities that struggle with hunger and food instability. Trane Technologies and its Thermo King brand are rooted in anticipating and addressing global trends – like food stability – which impact the way that we live, work and move. Through volunteer efforts and financial support, we are partnering with the Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks to deliver fresh food to people in need across the globe.

The Gigaton Challenge

We’re reducing one gigaton – one billion metric tons – of carbon emissions (CO2e) from our customers’ footprint by 2030.    

How We'll Do It

We’re innovating clean technologies, advancing system level energy-efficiency, reducing global food loss and transitioning to next-generation refrigerants.

  • Transport refrigeration is one of the most vital industries today and as long as people need fresh food, it will be a great place to find opportunities for work and to grow!  Most people don’t think about how produce makes it to their local store, but I can say with high confidence that more often than not a Thermo King transport refrigeration solution was involved.  This partnership with NC3 and Thermo King will be a key factor in raising the awareness of students to this incredible industry and the amazing job opportunities it brings.
  • Dwayne Cowan, VP of Sales
    A great opportunity for Thermo King and NC3 to team up to provide training for individuals in an area of high demand.  The transport refrigeration industry provides growth for technicians that are willing to learn.  I am so excited about this partnership and the opportunities it brings to technicians that want to grow their skills in transport refrigeration.
    Dwayne Cowan, VP of Sales
    Thermo King Americas
  • The partnership with NC3 is a great example of how industries can partner with technical institutions to help build a pipeline of technicians for the future.  The transport refrigeration industry is a critical and essential component of the cold-chain that ensures essential items such as food and pharmaceuticals are able to reach people safely regardless of time of year. There is tremendous opportunity for people new to the workforce or looking for a new career that allows for growth in an expanding industry.
  • Like other technical industries, the transport refrigeration industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified technicians with a limited pipeline of qualified candidates.  The unique aspect of the transport refrigeration industry is it a smaller community that is not as well-known as other industries such as automotive, agriculture, HVAC or traditional diesel industries.  The NC3 program will be key in gaining exposure to the transport refrigeration industry,  bringing qualified candidates and partnerships throughout the country for our Thermo King family of dealers!