SALCC trains refrigeration and air condition technicians

Left to right Frederick P. P. Beausoleil, Vincent Lorde, Earl Michel Harte and Giltan Baptiste

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College has received a gift of Refrigeration and Air Condition tools and equipment.

The donation was made by the National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Department of Sustainable Development.

This is part of the Regional Demonstration Project funded by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone. The project is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

The objective is to train refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians in the efficient handling of flammable low global warming alternatives to hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

The National Ozone Unit (NOU) along with four local trainers will conduct a two-day training workshop for industry technicians at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) on 4th and 5th February 2020.

Saint Lucia is currently implementing stage one of its Hydro chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan (HPMP).

The main objective of this plan is to reduce HCFC consumption in Saint Lucia by 35% by 2020 as part of the obligation for developing countries under the Montreal Protocol.