Winners of this year's ARBS Education and Research Foundation trade scholarships have commenced the first part of their training at the Box Hill Institute in Melbourne.
The ARBS Education and Research Foundation is an independent organisation established to support education, training and research in the airconditioning and refrigeration industries.
Through its support of education, training and research, the Foundation aims to improve the productivity and performance of the industry. This is the second year that the Foundation has provided support to the AREMA/AMCA trade scholarship.
Both AREMA and AMCA provide funding to support this important initiative.
AMCA executive director, David Eynon, said the training involves third or fourth year refrigeration apprentices along with their teachers spending two weeks at the world-class Box Hill Institute facility studying Certificate IV units.
"These skills will equip them for high level work in the commercial airconditioning and refrigeration industries," he said.
"This year the number of applicants increased so more training places were offered in 2017."
The apprentices who are participating this year (pictured at the pre-course dinner) are drawn from New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.