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Empower offers summer internship to UAE students

Students to learn about O&M and management in district cooling industry.

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Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has launched a summer training programme aimed at teaching UAE students the skills needed within the district cooling industry.

The company selected students majoring in International Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and HR/Business Administration, so they can hone their skills in the fields of operations, maintenance and management in the sector.

According to HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, the programme, which runs for a month until 27th of August, aims to introduce the students to the vital role Empower plays in this industry.

“We want to support the district cooling industry in the UAE through all possible means,” says Bin Shafar. “By engaging students in the process, we seek to generate interest that could encourage them to consider this sector for a potential career.”

Ten students will be given training across major operations in Empower’s headquarters and plants.

Empower has also facilitated experiencing actual operations, through site visits to major cooling plants across Dubai, bringing hands on operational experience.

“These trainees could turn to become suitable candidates to grow this industry. We have selected students from renowned colleges like Higher Colleges of Technology, University of Nottingham, American University in the Emirates, and International School of Arts & Sciences,” said Bin Shafar.

“This training programme could bring new innovative ideas to the district cooling industry,” he added.

Empower currently operates more than 1 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as 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, among others.

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