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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy
Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC), is the leading training provider of commercial and industrial refrigeration courses & refrigeration training.
Our transport refrigeration equipment is specially designed for all conditions, taking full advantage of our in-house engineering design & expertise. We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet customer demands and in having spares readily available to ensure our client keep running optimally.

Skills and Training


2021 GCCA Africa Future Leader Award

By Lizelle van der Berg, director – GCCA South Africa The Africa Future Leader Award is organised by the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). This award recognises outstanding young professionals…

Techniskills re-accredited for training

Techniskills in Cape Town was first accredited in 2008 and was recently re-accredited for a third cycle, this time under the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) banner until…

Five tips to avoid strikes in your company

Staffing Solutions managing director, Arnoux Maré, says poor labour relations in South Africa can be directly linked to the low levels of trust between employers and employees. He shares some…

Why HVAC&R contractors should join SARACCA

The main objective of the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) is to uplift the industry, providing its members with relevant information and training opportunities. Here is…

WorldSkills – what is it all about?

Bob Vuletic of EP | Multistage Cooling looks at why WorldSkills competitions are important for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry and share some advice for technical skills experts and competitors.…