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Star sponsors IoR womens’ day

UK: Star Refrigeration is sponsoring this year’s IoR’s Women in RACHP network career development day later this month.

The CPD training day organised by the Institute of Refrigeration Women in RACHP Network celebrates International Women in Engineering Day on June 23.

The theme of the 2018 event is Raising the Bar and the day is open to anyone working in, or who has an interest in, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

Taking place at Fujitsu in Elstree on Friday June 22, the training day provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience and focus on personal development.

In a male dominated industry, exclusive events such as this are seen as important to encourage gender equality in engineering and ensure female members of the workforce are reaching their full potential.

“Everyone in the RACHP sector has a responsibility to encourage more women into engineering roles and help them progress to the top positions, to address the current imbalance,” said Star Refrigeration’s marketing manager Astrid Prado. “As one of the leading refrigeration contractors in the UK, we proudly support CPD opportunities such as this Women’s Career Development Day.

We’re thrilled to have successful female engineers and managers within our company and hope that with initiatives such as this one, we can help increase the number of women in the engineering sector and accelerate positive change.”

This year’s career development day has a focus on air conditioning and personal motivation and behaviours to help women get ahead in the industry. The morning session offers a practical demonstration for technical and non-technical staff, while the afternoon workshop arms women with the right mindset and tools for achieving goals and improving confidence.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided and it’s an excellent change to network with other like-minded women.

International Women in Engineering Day is held annually on June 23 to celebrate womens’ achievements in the industry and encourage more young girls to pursue an engineering career. 2018 is the fourth consecutive year the day has been celebrated and aims to raise the bar (and career aspirations) of prospective female engineers.

Delegates wishing to attend the  career development day can reserve a place on the IoR website and are encouraged to book in advance.

Further information is available here

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