15 December 2022
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has joined forces with STEMAZING, an initiative dedicated to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and championing diversity and inclusion.
As part of the partnership, three female IOR members will be offered a place at STEMAZING’s training academy which will prepare them to present engaging interactive activities aimed at 7-9-year-olds, while providing them with additional skills in presentation and public speaking.
IOR president Graeme Fox said: “Our members have had tremendous success in promoting the industry in schools and we’re glad that more and more of us will be able to engage with young people and spread the word about the benefits of a career in RACHP. We’re also delighted to offer this unique personal development opportunity and to show the IOR’s commitment to its members’ career progression and personal growth.”
Lisa-Jayne Cook, chair of the IOR’s Women in RACHP Network, said: “This initiative is a great tool to help us raise awareness with young people at a formative stage in their lives, and help create tomorrow’s diverse RACHP workforce, which our network is committed to.”
The partnership is one of three IOR initiatives which will be launched in the coming year to engage with young people. The second will be an RACHP Ambassador “tool kit” including equipment to run experiments in schools, books and exercises and a menu of practical activities for inspiration and a stand/T-shirt/giveaways will be available for use by members in school and career settings. Finally, the existingwww.fantasticfridges.com schools website that features science games for children and careers information will be expanded to cover more advanced topics such as energy efficiency, basic calculations in RACHP and innovation aimed at the 16+ age group.
To find out more about the IOR’s latest education news, visit www.ior.org.uk/careers
For more about STEMAZING Academy see https://www.stemazingltd.com/inspiration-academy