RMIT University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia’s leading air conditioning manufacturer, Fujitsu General.
The new partnership will offer RMIT students greater support and resources, including 26 air conditioning systems, to help apprentices with the practical elements of their studies.
As well as having access to the systems students will receive hands on support from local, highly experienced Fujitsu General staff who will share industry insights, knowledge of refrigeration and practical guidance.
The direct contact aims to help the next generation of electrical and mechanical contractors build relationships with Fujitsu General and it also opens gateways for potential work experience and future employment for the students.
Justin Kidgell, deputy head of the School of Vocation Engineering said the collaboration would provide valuable practical experience to the students.
“No matter what kind of job a student wants to do, it makes sense to gain as much hands on experience and insight into the trade of choice before completing tuition,“ said Mr Kidgell.
“This initiative means graduates will transition into the workforce more smoothly than pupils lacking adequate training and work experience.“