In Magenta, Aslam, Assocold and Assofrigoristi prepare 28 young people for their new profession

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Starting from September, 2018 finds a new job opportunity. For the first time, the modern and future refrigeration and air conditioning professional will be trained from the school desks. It is the technical frigorista, whose complete definition sounds like "installer and maintainer of natural thermal-bearing systems"Due to the growing need to have an experienced professional also in the management of new refrigerants that are the solutions of the future with low environmental impact.

The refrigeration and air-conditioning sectors are in strong and constant growth both in the domestic market and in the professional and commercial sectors, as well as the export trend, which shows a constant positive evolution. Within Italian borders and in the world, Italian technologies are increasingly in demand. What you can not miss is the specialized professional with specific skills who can handle the new refrigerants with different safety features and greater than those required today. It is not enough that the systems are excellent, but the presence of those who can correctly install and maintain the latest generation equipment, especially those that use natural refrigerants, is necessary.

For this reason, the Aslam professional institute, together with Assocold and Assofrigoristi associations, will form 28 young people from September, kicking off the effective collaboration between school and business. The profession of the refrigerator will also boast a new national collective contract under the aegis of Assofrigoristi that will protect the profession according to the UNI EN 13313 standard.

"Companies in the sector have noted the lack of competent figures. In the face of serious youth unemployment, companies have taken on their own sense of responsibility for the territory. Thus the path of dialogue with Aslam has been opened. We found a careful training interlocutor who was able to guarantee a very high quality of young people's preparation ", says Marco Nocivelli, President Assocold.

"The growth of the sector requires companies with installers / maintenance technicians who must have the necessary skills to guarantee the safety, efficiency and performance of new plants", says Gianluca De Giovanni, President of Assofrigoristi. "Being able to start from the school desks with the possibility of having immediately available systems with new technologies is very important, just as it is for the professional updating of the technicians in the field".

The refrigerators know and follow the planning, construction, installation, inspections, commissioning, maintenance in efficiency, repair, putting out of service until the disposal of refrigeration systems and heat pumps with reference to the safety requirements, environmental protection and energy conservation.
The training cycle will last four years, according to the formula of FP (Education and Vocational Training). The school is in Magenta and the teaching staff has two CNR researchers and many technical interventions by companies in the sector that will accompany the students during their training. At the disposal of the new training course, a test laboratory will be built by November, which will extend over an area of ​​more than 350m2 and will have installed the most modern equipment and technologies to ensure cutting-edge training in keeping with the times.

"The collaboration between companies, supply chain associations and the school promises a model that is struggling to become the practice in Italy, but that Aslam has always pursued", says Angelo Candiani, President of ASLAM Cooperativa Sociale and ITS Lombardo Mobilità Sostenibile Foundation. "The enthusiasm that generates this type of initiative promises sure success".

Given the high demand for this professionalism, the promoters intend to offer the same opportunity to young people throughout Italy to be a sign of training, innovation and growth.

ASLAM - Cooperativa Sociale is an accredited body in the Lombardy Region that designs and realizes courses of Education and Professional Training, Higher Education and Continuing Education at its Magenta headquarters in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

ASSOCOLD - Builders Technologies for the Cold, represents the manufacturers of plants and equipment in the refrigeration world, in whose chairmanship was appointed the Ing. Marco Nocivelli. Assocold is born within Assofoodtec, the most important Italian association in the field of technologies for Food, adheres to the federal system of ANIMA Confindustria Meccanica Varia and in the European context is a member of EUROVENT - Europe's Industry Association for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies.

ASSOFRIGORISTI - Associazione Italiana Frigoristi, born in 2006, takes care of enhancing the profession of the refrigeration technician and noting the importance for the quality and efficiency of the refrigeration and air conditioning installations, increasing their skills and the level of information at protection of the category and the environment. Interacts with the Institutions and Institutions at every level and with the business associations of the supply chain. A member of AREA and Asercom at the European level, he is part of the federation of FINCO business associations in Italy. Giannuca De Giovanni, an entrepreneur in the sector, is president of the 2014.

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