TCUK is proud to confirm our lead sponsorship of SkillFRIDGE, the national competition for young air conditioning engineers designed to raise skill levels and standards across the industry.
The company has confirmed its support for the next three years, bringing the Carrier, Toshiba and CIAT brands together to back this important industry initiative.
We are actively involved, organising a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare, with members of our experienced technical team taking part in the judging process for competitions.
The training, led by Neil Wooldridge and Nathan Ormson, covers technical knowledge and practical skills in relation to residential and light commercial air conditioning.
We are also providing the test rigs that will be used to test students’ skills in SkillFRIDGE competitions. The rigs are based on fully functioning Toshiba digital inverter or super digital inverter air conditioning split systems.
David Dunn, TCUK’s managing director of sales, said: “SkillFRIDGE is a fantastic initiative, and it challenges and rewards young trainees to improve their skills and knowledge, and pursue excellence. We are delighted to once again be supporting the competition, and look forward to the various SkillFRIDGE events planned over the coming year.”
He added: “As a global leader in air conditioning, TCUK believes a key part of our role is to support and encourage the industry to improve the level of knowledge and skills. It is obviously in everyone’s interests to raise the bar, from the quality of design and installation through to commissioning and ongoing servicing and maintenance, throughout the equipment life-cycle.”
The company’s support for SkillFRIDGE is part of a long-term programme aimed at raising skill levels across the industry. This includes technical training for customers via classroom-based courses and CPDs, and the recently introduced online training modules, that can be accessed and completed at any time by busy installers.
“We wish the students taking part all success in the finals at the NEC in November.”