Monday 21 October, 2019

72 youth trained in air conditioning principles by CAC 2000, JSIF

The graduates have received 100 hours of both theory and practical training in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Principles, as well as Carrier Air Conditioners’ General Training in Air Conditioning (GTAC) Levels 1-2.

The graduates have received 100 hours of both theory and practical training in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Principles, as well as Carrier Air Conditioners’ General Training in Air Conditioning (GTAC) Levels 1-2.

The CAC 2000 Foundation in partnership with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Integrated Community Development Programme has over the past year successfully trained and graduated 72 young men and women from Kingston and Montego Bay as HVAC Technicians.

At the graduation ceremony held recently at the AC Mariott Hotel, graduates were presented with certificates, tool kits and a one-year subscription to an online continuing education course which will afford them additional international certification. 

The graduates have received 100 hours of both theory and practical training in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Principles, as well as Carrier Air Conditioners’ General Training in Air Conditioning (GTAC) Levels 1-2.

CAC 2000 Foundation is the CSR arm of CAC 2000 Limited, a leading HVAC company specialising in providing indoor quality and comfort through engineered solutions and maintenance. 

The aim of the foundation through this programme was to provide alternative, non-traditional education to young Jamaicans, inspire entrepreneurship and collaborate with organizations focused on the same goals.

CAC 2000, JSIF programme

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In his call to action, Minister Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, urged corporate Jamaica to follow the example being set by CAC 2000 Ltd, "corporate Jamaica come on board, you can be a part of the solution in addressing this crisis of dealing with human under development."

From left to right: Gresford Bennett, Social Services Manager (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, Managing Director (JSIF), Minister Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and Steven Marston, Chairman, CAC 2000 Foundation.

The CAC 2000 Foundation was established in 2016 with the objectives of promoting and improving education in Jamaica, aiding children with disabilities and collaborating with local and international organizations or institutions with similar interests. To date, The Foundation spearheaded by Gia Abraham, has partnered with Pacers Running Club and made contributions to RISE Life Management, executed a music therapy programme for children with disabilities at The Step Center, and has provided secondary and tertiary scholarships to students based on merit and need.

 

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