Airvent Central Plant Solutions believes that social responsibility is a critical element of the company’s ethos
Airvent’s HVAC Training Academy
In 2015, the Airvent Group felt that, although it had brilliant people working within the Group, there was a lack of people that had experience – mostly due to the fact that the industry as a whole was not focused on training. The result was the opening of the HVAC Training Academy Pty Ltd. This was the foundation for Airvent’s social responsibility.
The HVAC Training Academy was started with the vision of excellence and the Academy has recently been through the rigorous process of getting Merseta Accreditation and has successfully achieved this honour.
The Academy has a dedicated training manager, Gavin Edwards, who has many years of experience within the industry and has taken the task of uplifting the Airvent staff to a new level.
The HVAC Training Academy was also established with the purpose of training the underprivileged to create employment for these people, and to this end, Airvent has collaborated with The College of Cape Town to form an informal partnership whereby they send their learners to the HVAC Academy and Airvent for practical experience.
Airvent’s Genadendal school project
In conjunction with the HVAC Academy, Airvent has a social development programme with a school in Genadendal. The company wanted to create a dream for these scholars as often the future for the youth is bleak. To this end, Airvent developed a programme that offers apprenticeships to three of the Genadendal scholars once they achieve the required Matric. These apprenticeships star in January every year.
Furthermore, to ensure that the apprentices experience the industry before joining the apprenticeship programme, Airvent has designed a holiday programme for these scholars whereby join the Airvent team during the June/July holidays for five days. During this period Airvent feeds and houses them and coaches them both on what the industry is about as well as life skills.
Images of the school that Airvent is building in Genadendal:
Airvent supports the Red Cross Children’s Hospital
Airvent is a proud sponsor of the Children’s Hospital Trust. Most recently, our contributions have gone towards the new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) . It was heart-warming to see the patients moving into the new units, and an exciting time for all seeing the very first patient moving in and the nurses and doctors settling into their new spaces.
CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE 2017- TEAM TINKERBELLS
Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation recently sponsored branded t-shirts for ‘Team Tinkerbells’ who participated in the Cancer Relay for Life 2017 at the Boy Louw Sports field in Paarl.
The event started with a full lap of all the Cancer Survivors which they call the ‘Survivor Round’. Following that, all teams joined and started their 12 hour relay walk.
Below are a few photos from the event – thank you to all those who participated in this great cause.