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World Refrigeration Day focus on careers

UK: A series of webinars promoting the refrigeration-related careers available to young people will be a key part of this year’s World Refrigeration Day proceedings on June 26.

The World Refrigeration Day secretariat has announced that it will partner with seven organisations with the aim of inspiring students and those early in their career path to join the more than 15 million people worldwide currently employed in the refrigeration sector.

Organised as part of the day’s 2021 campaign theme Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World, the webinars will take place over two weeks in June.

The campaign partners are UNEP OzonAction, ASHRAE, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), Federation of Ibero-American Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associations (FAIAR), International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), and the Pan-African Union of Associations of African Actors in Refrigeration and air-Conditioning (U-3ARC). 

“Partnering with these organisations enables the refrigeration industry to reach out globally, with particular emphasis on developing countries, to expand the workforce that supports life-giving and society-dependent technologies,” said the WRD’s Steve Gill. “Opportunities within the industry abound for young people with a wide range of career aspirations. Advanced cooling technologies provide them with a profession that improves life in their communities and in the world as a whole.”

Each campaign partner will target career opportunities with webinars in the language common within that network. Special emphasis will be given to sectors that are commonly less known like cold chain, refrigerant management, indoor air-quality, sustainability, heat pumps, and not-in-kind technologies. Gender equality and promoting women in cooling careers will be highlighted in this year’s campaign as well. 

The schedule of webinars and topics will be available in the coming weeks on the World Refrigeration Day website.

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