Created in 2014, the Australian ARBS Education and Research Foundation (the Foundation) is committed to help build a vibrant, productive and rewarding airconditioning and refrigeration industry. This goal will be achieved by awarding a range of scholarships and educational grants to individuals so they can further their education in the industry.
Critical to the future productivity of the industry is the education and training of the people who work in it. This is true of tradespeople, tertiary educated people and everyone in between.
Our education scholarships are designed to –
- Help fill some of the gaps which exist in the range of training opportunities which are available and funded by governments; and
- Support individual people who will benefit from financial encouragement to further their level of education.
Research grants will be made available to tertiary students and companies to help them undertake studies that will contribute to solving contemporary industry problems and challenges.
The research projects funded will be directed at practical problems encountered daily in the industry. Generally these research projects will need to be completed within a 12 month period or a discrete aspect of the research completed in that timeframe.
By offering funding support and encouragement to people, we can help guarantee that the airconditioning and refrigeration industry remains strong and vibrant now, and into the future. This is the outcome the Foundation is helping create.
— Ian Hopkins, Chairman.
ARBS Education and Research Foundation