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Australian Refrigeration Council CEO, Glenn Evans, congratulates this year's Top 20 and explains why so many young people are thriving in the climate control industry.

Airfirst Air Conditioning & Electrical apprentice, Lara Van Dorssen, didn’t plan on becoming a tradie but she is so glad she decided to give it a try.

Airfirst Air Conditioning & Electrical apprentice, Zara Tanswell, wants to encourage more women to join the trade.

Airmaster technician Ryan Harris says constant learning is the best part of the job.

Airvision apprentice, Nathanial Verhoogt, found out about the trade when his mate secured an apprenticeship.

Always Cool Air Conditioning & Refrigeration apprentice, Bailey Loenneker, is a WorldSkills champion.

Applied Air Services apprentice, Janae Smyth, is almost in the final year of her apprenticeship.

Cold Logic apprentice, Bayden Mom, says there is plenty of opportunities for anyone entering the trade.

Cold Logic apprentice Jake Johnson is in the third year of his apprenticeship and is based in Adelaide.

Cold Logic technician, Mitchell Kain, fell into the trade by accident. Now he is working towards getting a dual trade.

D&T Refrigeration, HVAC & Electrical apprentice, Michelle Rose, hopes that one day she will be running her own business.

Grosvenor Engineering Group apprentice, Anthony Rochecouste, grew up around HVACR because his father is in the trade.

Grosvenor Engineering Group apprentice, Brianna Gadsby, was exposed to the HVACR industry while working for a wholesaler.

Hiflow: Mason Dye

Hiflow Integrated Services Group apprentice, Mason Dye, admits that in the beginning he didn’t know a lot about the trade.

Hiflow Integrated Services Group apprentice, Joshua Sutherland, began searching for a trade straight out of high school.

KBR Commercial apprentice, Adam Yakan, grew up learning about refrigeration and air conditioning.