As part of Eastleigh College's commitment to local industry, over 40 delegates from local employers and suppliers recently attended a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning event at the College to learn more about the latest regulation updates, emerging technologies within the industry and Apprenticeships.
The event, which was held at the College's main campus, brought together employers from across the region, as well as representatives from the Membership Committee of the Institute of Refrigeration and the Vice Chairman of the Hampshire Refrigeration Society, John Hobley.
As well as a presentation from Reflok Europe, a manufacturer of parts for the industry, and A-Gas, an international refrigerant supplier, guests were also given the opportunity to tour Eastleigh College's fully equipped Refrigeration and Air Conditioning workshop facilities.
When commenting on the event, John Hobley, Vice Chairman of the Hampshire Refrigeration Society stated "Today's event has been excellent. The Reflok products in particular have generated a lot of interest; it's great to get manufacturers engaged with end users."
After attending the event Gary King, Mechanical Supervisor at Barden FM commented "Today's event has been very interesting, there were a lot of good knowledgeable guys up there; it's definitely something to take back to work. I originally came to the College about 10 years ago and now I've got two of my apprentices here; the College have always been very helpful."
Alison Leaverland, Head of Division for Technology at Eastleigh College added "As a College we are driven to ensuring that we are always up-to-date with our industries and can share that knowledge with the employers that we work with. Events like this allow employers to hear the updates straight from the professionals who are changing the industry for the better. Today has been an excellent example of that and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future."
For more information on the range of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses and Apprenticeships offered at Eastleigh College, including our recently launched F-Gas, CO2 and Hydrocarbon short courses, please telephone 023 8091 1000.
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