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World Refrigeration Day to focus on careers

UK: This year’s World Refrigeration Day (WRD) on June 26 will focus on careers in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry.

Entitled Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World, the goal of the campaign is to inspire students and young professionals – both men and women – in all countries, encouraging them to meet the cooling challenges faced in their communities.

Attracting widespread global support, World Refrigeration Day came into being in 2019 to celebrate the people and technologies responsible for creating and maintaining the world we live in, a world dependent upon temperature-controlled environments. 

Following successful campaigns in the last two years, the WRD secretariat will continue partnering with UNEP OzonAction in the WRD 21 campaign to attract a new generation of Cooling Champions. The campaign includes other partners representing the industry and professionals around the world. The full list of partners and the campaign programme will be announced in the coming weeks.

The day will emphasise the importance of refrigeration and its allied technologies to modern life and the opportunities for careers within the sector. 

An estimated 12 million people are employed in the refrigeration sector and around 3 billion refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems are in operation worldwide to provide the conditions we require for health, comfort, worker productivity, manufacturing, and essential environments for food, pharmaceuticals, and digital data. 

“Opportunities within the industry abound for young people with a wide range of career aspirations. Advanced cooling technologies need to be implemented in order to expand life required environmental conditions while meeting sustainability requirements of international climate and ozone protection accords,” the WRD secretariat says in a satement. 

“A new generation of cooling champions – engineers, technicians, researchers, educators, policy experts and executives – are needed to create controlled environments modern live requires. The benefits of reaching into a wide diversity of communities for promising talent will be a high campaign priority.”

Visit the World Refrigeration Day website for further information and details of how to support the Cooling Champions campaign.

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