16 Webinars to Highlight ‘Cool Careers’ for World Refrigeration Day

By Ntsako Khosa, Jun 10, 2021, 12:08 2 minute reading

The webinars, to be held over eight days, will describe career paths available for students and practitioners in the RACHP industry.

The World Refrigeration Day (WRD) Secretariat has published a list of 16 webinar topics scheduled on the days leading up to, and after, World Refrigeration Day, June 26, as well as on the day itself.

Reflecting WRD’s 2021 campaign theme, “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World,” the webinars will address technologies and career paths available to students and practitioners in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry.

There is no registration fee for any of the webinars, and they will be presented in the language selected by the campaign partner, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.  

“More than 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector,” said Steve Gill, the head of the World Refrigeration Day Secretariat. “The webinars will celebrate the contributions of these dedicated professionals in the design, construction, maintenance, and regulation of controlled environments and will help us to attract a new generation of cooling champions.”

World Refrigeration Day, commemorating Lord Kelvin’s birthday, was established in 2019 to call attention to the vital importance of cooling and heat pump technologies, which deliver comfort, support the cold chain that provides food and life-saving vaccines, and stabilize the Earth’s climate. “Refrigeration is at the very heart of modern life,” said Gill.

The webinars will be organized by the World Refrigeration Day’s 2021 Campaign Partners: UNEP OzonActionASHRAEEPEEFAIARIIRISHRAE, and the U-3ARC.

The following is the schedule and list of webinar topics:

June 21:

  • Sustainability in Cooled Environments

June 22:

  • Career Development for Youth
  • IEQ for a Better World

June 23:

  • The Heroines of the RAC Sector in Africa
  • Roles of Women in Refrigeration Industry
  • Inspiring Women to Pursue Careers in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

June 24:

  • Futuristic Careers in Not-In-Kind Cooling Technologies

June 25:

  • Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better Future
  • High Temperature Heat Pumps: New Career Opportunities for Decarbonization of the Industrial
  • Importance of the Cold Chain

June 26:

  • Cold Chain Overview – Current & Future
  • Cold Chain Challenges in Africa

June 28:

  • Future of Refrigerants
  • Discovering Career Opportunities in Refrigerants Management

June 29:

  • The Present and Future of Data Center Cooling Technology in China
  • District Cooling – Concepts & Overview

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By Ntsako Khosa

Jun 10, 2021, 12:08

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