27 April 2021
A series of webinars in June will focus on cool careers that make the world better to celebrate World Refrigeration Day (June 26).
The World Refrigeration Day secretariat will partner with seven organisations to make students and young professionals globally aware of career opportunities in fields relying on refrigeration technology.
Organised as part of the day’s 2021 campaign theme Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World, the webinars will be conducted over two weeks in June by groups whose networks reach into developed and developing nations. Campaign partners are UNEP OzonAction, ASHRAE, EPEE, FAIAR, IIR, ISHRAE, and U-3ARC. The objective is to inspire students and those early in their career path to join the more than 15 million people worldwide currently employed in the refrigeration sector, making the world better.
“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 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. 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: