With increasing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, businesses and apprentices can now benefit from specialist heat recovery training at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) after it was named as an accredited Fujitsu Training Academy
The Academy is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and has been designed to support the industry with skills development. To officially launch the Academy, Fujitsu have donated an industry standard heating and air conditioning system to the College which will ensure that engineers have the skills to operate and maintain modern heat recovery systems.
Fujitsu have donated and installed the new system at SERC’s Lisburn campus, which will be used to upskill both engineers already working in the sector as well as SERC apprentices. The equipment will add to the already impressive training facilities offered at the College.
SERC is one of the top providers of refrigeration and air conditioning qualifications in the UK and Fujitsu hand-picked the College to be the owner of the sophisticated equipment. Technical Manager at Fujitsu Air Conditioning Martyn Ives explained: “We have been very impressed with the College and the vast array of equipment that apprentices train on and are delighted to have the opportunity to provide equipment that will enhance training and skills development. Modern air conditioning systems offer simultaneous heating and cooling to different parts of a building to maximise energy efficiency. Engineers working on them need to have the appropriate training.”