Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice wins regional heat for North Kent College

25th July 2017

North Kent College were proud to host the regional heat qualifier on Wednesday 12th July, for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning as part of the World Skills competition.

All the competitors taking part are placed in apprenticeships, and took the chance to showcase the skills they have learnt from both their college training, and the work experience within their employment.

Taking 2 years, the competition cycle will end with the finals taking place in Kazan, Russia in 2019.
Daniel Archer who is currently employed by Arcool, whilst studying a Refrigeration Apprenticeship at North Kent College, was the successful student taking home first place for this heat. 

Organised in partnership with Datateam, the day consisted of two tasks being set to show their competence in their chosen field of work. Some of the tasks they were required to do included pipe work, fabrication, electrical fault finding and refrigerant recovery and addition.

Lead judge Mark Forsyth, Coriolis International Ltd, commented “Skills Fridge mission is about raising standards, promoting diversity and equal opportunities. We look for students who are supported by the industry, are self-motivated and have the right attitude”.


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