Empower Organises Summer Training Programme for Emirati Youth in the District Cooling Sector
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, launched a training programme to encourage undergraduates, and high school students to engage in the district cooling sector. This is part of Empower’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the role of youth in the district cooling industry, by using the latest technologies and scientific methods.
Through this programme, Empower aims to introduce the district cooling sector to the young Emarati youth and encourage them to study relevant disciplines to gain the appropriate experience in the industry, as well as provide employment opportunities for them after the duly completion of the programme.
The training programme includes a 4-to-15-week course on theoretical and practical aspects of the district cooling sector, and saw 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, which will continue till the end of August 2019, Empower will hold workshops and open days within various administrative and field branches to give the participants an overview of the work mechanism within Empower, in addition to allowing them to visit Empower’s cooling plants for experiencing the practical applications.
“Empower pays special attention to training programmes 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 of 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 developing the skills of youth, make positive impacts in the district cooling sector,” added Bin Shafar.
“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,” noted Bin Shafar.
Empower provides district cooling services to more than 1,090 buildings, catering to more than 100,000 customers. The company operates more than 1.43 Million Refrigeration Tons (RT), providing environmentally friendly district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Bluewaters, Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, International Media Production Zone and others.
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) was established in 2003 with an objective to enable the real estate sector to efficiently utilize energy resources through District Cooling Services (DCS). Empower was set up as a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and TECOM Investments a member of Dubai Holding through a Royal Decree issued by the Ruler of Dubai.