Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Limited has partnered with RMIT University on a learning initiative to equip students with greater support and resources.

Fujitsu General will provide RMIT with 26 air conditioning systems to help apprentices with the practical elements of their studies. These systems will include wall mounted air conditioners featuring the new R32 refrigerant as well as R410A systems.

In addition to equipment support, the local Fujitsu General personnel will share their knowledge and insights about the industry as well as technology with the students. With this learning initiative, Fujitsu General aims to build relationships with the next generation of electrical and mechanical contractors while also opening up avenues for the students to acquire potential work experience and future employment.

Commenting on the new collaboration with Fujitsu General, Justin Kidgell, deputy head of school - trades, RMIT School of Vocational Engineering said that it was important to gain maximum practical experience and insight into the trade of choice before completing tuition. The initiative will enable graduates to transition into the workforce more smoothly, placing them at a greater advantage than those lacking adequate training and work experience.

David Foley, state manager - Victoria and Tasmania, Fujitsu General adds that students will have access to the latest resources as well as greater support from local, highly experienced Fujitsu General team members.