Empower participates in Dubai Women’s College Industry Week.

The company seeks to provide better understanding on nature of jobs in district cooling industry
Dubai, UAE, 14 September 2015: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, takes part in the upcoming Industry Week organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Women’s College from 13 to 17 September to give students a better understanding of what it is like working in district cooling industry.

“As part of its social commitment as a leading global service provider, Empower will highlight various aspects of district cooling operations allowing students to engage in lively discussion,” says H.E Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower. “We would like to help students understand the major opportunities available in this emerging industry.”
Industry Week will help students plan their future, boost their employability skills, and stand out from the crowd in the competitive UAE job market.
From 9 am to 3 pm all week long, Empower will showcase world-class advancements in this industry, as well as district cooling operations in various real-estate projects around Dubai. “We are confident that our team at the Industry Week will have fruitful interaction with talented senior students in their 3rdand 4th year of study, who might be interested to launch a career in this industry,” said Bin Shafar.
“Empower’s core business is to provide district cooling services. The significant increase of awareness about the benefits of this industry has resulted in a rise in the demand for our services, consequently, the continuity of staffing,” added Bin Shafar.
“As a unique industry, there are tremendous opportunities for developing a wide range of sophisticated competencies; especially in the technical, customer service, and project management fields, which means secure career progression,” continued Bin Shafar.
“The bottom line is that working for Empower is, in more than one way, a chance to secure an excellent career development, and contribute to the development of the UAE,” added Bin Shafar.
The structure of Empower comprises nine departments which are: Sales & Marketing Department, Commercial Department, Project Management Office, Operations & Maintenance Department, Technical Department, Finance & IT / SCADA Department, Business Support Services, Corporate Strategy, and Human Capital Department.
In its endeavor to bridge the gaps between employees’ performance and Empower’s standards; the company exposes its employees, based on the actual needs to different types of training programmes. “On the job” training is normally offered while conducting day-to-day work, and “off the job” training is offered either locally or overseas. Group in-house courses are also provided as and when required. Empower also encourages its employees to attend conferences and seminars with the objective of allowing them to keep abreast with the latest developments in business and industry. As soon as the employee officially joins Empower, he will undergo a comprehensive Introduction Program which aims at introducing him to the people and understand Empower’s activities, and its scope of operations. He will then be expected to submit a report to understand the level of his understanding.
Industry Week will be open to the whole Dubai Women’s College Community, including students, faculty, and staff members. It will help students gain current information on key industry trends; explore a range of career paths in line with the student’s programme/major, and work placement options; network with prospective employers, and practice essential professional skills; recognize key players in the UAE labor market of around 70+ employers throughout Industry Week; develop relationships with employers, which could lead to student internships; and engage with employers to complete -course work- Industry Projects.
“Interaction between students and industry experts interaction will create a memorable industry week, designed to inspire and develop the students’ career aspirations. We invite all students to join Empower to achieve their personal growth, secure excellent career progression, and contribute to the UAE’s development,” said Bin Shafar.
“It is not the first time Empower is engaging in such social events. We have recently organised a training programme in which many UAE students were familiarised with skills needed in District Cooling industry,” concluded Bin Shafar.
Empower operates more than 1 Million Refrigeration Tons (RT), providing environmentally friendly 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, amongst others.

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Group of UAE trainees tours Empower’s state of the art plant at Business Bay.

Bin Shafar says that the organization pays special focus on training and inducting Emirati students, particularly at technical roles.
Dubai, UAE, 23  August 2015: As part of its internship programme to familiarise UAE students on skills needed in the district cooling industry, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has run a visit for a group of trainees, currently doing internship at Empower, to its BB-2 plant in Business Bay, Dubai. The visit was part of the students’ curriculum to understand the process of district cooling adopted at Empower.

During the visit, Empower’s operations team at BB-2, led by the Supervisor in Charge, explained to the students on the details and technical aspects of how the plants operates  and how district cooling technology differs from other methods of air-conditioning.
Serving the requirements of the courses, the study trip helped in promoting the theoretical knowledge with the practical experience for those students who are doing majors in International Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and HR/Business Administration.
H.E Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer of Empower, said that this visit succeeded in honing the skills of the students in the fields of operations, maintenance and management.
Bin Shafar added: “This visit has given students with detailed practical knowledge on district cooling technology, its advantages and processes. The students realised the friendliness of this technology to the environment especially at Empower plants where we use Treated Sewage Effluent(TSE) technology coupled with the reverse osmosis technology that use recycled water to produce cooling to our end-users.
He added: “Our aim is to enhance the district cooling sector in the UAE since we are great believers in its role in conserving the natural resources and ensuring sustainability for future generations. We encourage all stakeholders such as banks, financial companies, private and public sectors, hospitals, hotels, universities, factories, real estate developers and others to take bigger part in the development of this sector in the UAE. We are also committed to encourage students to consider this sector for a potential career.”
The students who visited the plant come from universities such as Higher Colleges of Technology, University of Nottingham, American University in the Emirates, and International School of Arts & Sciences. Empower looks at those interns as ambassadors to promote district cooling technology to their colleagues at universities.
Empower currently operates plants across so many areas in Dubai such as Business Bay where students visited the plant as well as Jumeirah Group, 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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