DUBAI, UAE, 13 July 2020: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) launched the professional summer training programme for national graduates and institute students for 2020 with a view to encouraging them to engage in the promising district cooling sector, the utility said through a Press release. Students from Zayed University, Al Ghurair University, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Higher Technical College were part of the programme.
Empower pointed out that the continuation of skill development process was put into risk due the closure of technical and vocational education centres and training institutions around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation prompted the company to take part in efforts towards returning to normal life in Dubai by continuing to organise its youth skills development programmes, and at the same time, taking the highest levels of precautionary measures, it said.
Through the programme, which runs for 7-12 weeks, Empower said it aims to introduce young Emarati youth to the district cooling sector and encourage them to study relevant disciplines to gain the appropriate experience in the industry, as well as provide employment opportunities for them upon completion of the programme.
The training programme, Empower said, includes specialised course on theoretical and practical aspects of district cooling sector, and is seeing the participation of students who study similar disciplines, such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Sales and Marketing, Accounting and Quality Management.
During the programme, Empower said, it will hold workshops and open days within various administrative and field branches to give the participants an overview of the work mechanism within the organisation, in addition to allowing them to visit Empower’s district cooling plants for experiencing the practical applications.
“Empower pays special attention to training programmes in order to raise awareness about the district cooling sector, as well as to raise the scientific and technical level of the participants of the programme, to achieve the highest levels in the district cooling industry, and to play a role in preserving the environment,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower. “The summer training programme aims to promote district cooling industry among the young generation and encourage them to study this growing sector. It also aims to contribute to offering employment opportunities for participants and informing them about key specialties in the district cooling industry. Continuous training and skill developments of youth make positive impacts in this sector.
“Empower constantly strives to spread awareness on the environmentally friendly district cooling services. This supports the vision of UAE’s wise leadership, which pays great attention to sustainability, and has addressed the need to meet the challenges of climate change, as it is a real obstacle in achieving growth and prosperity.”