ORANGE, California – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Fieldpiece Instruments, a leader in testing tools and instruments for HVACR professionals for over 30 years, today announced that it has partnered with SkillsUSA to present $ 25,000 in scholarships to to give back to the industry it serves. SkillsUSA, a consortium of students, educators, and industries working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, has long had a goal of closing the skills gap in the labor market. American sponsoring heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) business and technical scholarships. Thanks to the new grant from Fieldpiece Instruments, ten SkillsUSA students studying HVACR in their first or second year of high school, or as a college or post-secondary students, will receive an amount of $ 2,500 #MasteroftheTrade scholarship to continue their education in a college or post-secondary HVACR technology program.
“Fieldpiece’s commitment to this area goes far beyond simply equipping field professionals with the most innovative and highest quality tools so they can do their jobs faster, easier and better.” said Rachel Newport, director of marketing at Fieldpiece Instruments. âFieldpiece is also committed to supporting the next generation of promising HVACR professionals in this fantastic profession. We recently launched free online training resources through Fieldpiece University, an online platform designed to keep industry professionals on top of their game; and today we are excited to announce the Fieldpiece and SkillsUSA #MasteroftheTrade scholarship to give more back to the industry.
Through this partnership, Fieldpiece Instruments is addressing a skilled labor shortage in the HVACR industry. According to an article published by HVACR Enterprise as of September, â80,000 HVACR technician jobs are currently vacant, representing 39% of the total industry workforce. At the same time, the industry is losing around 20,000 technician jobs per year due to the retirement of an aging workforce or basic career attrition rates. ”
âWe sincerely thank Fieldpiece Instruments for supporting America’s future skilled workforce,â said Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA. âThere is a critical need for more HVACR technicians. We roll up our sleeves every day to provide vocational and technical training, and to forge meaningful partnerships between education and industry that result in a better trained HVACR workforce and a narrowing skills gap. By working with Fieldpiece Instruments, we can make it happen.
To apply to #MasteroftheTrade Scholarship, applicants must be members of SkillsUSA enrolled in its HVACR or General Construction programs that plan to study HVACR at the college or post-secondary level in the school year 2022-23 (high schools) or 2023-24 ( high schools). The scholarship application must include a curriculum vitae and either an essay (300 words or less) or video (1-3 minutes) answering the question: “Why did you choose a career in HVACR?” The scholarship opens December 1 and applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 16, 2022.
The scholarships will be awarded based on the merit of the application, including essay or video and proficiency in the skills of the SkillsUSA framework demonstrated in the application documents. To receive the funds, fellows must provide a letter of acceptance from their post-secondary program or their first semester tuition invoice. The funds will be distributed directly to the school.
ABOUT SKILLSUSA: SkillsUSA is a non-profit education-industry partnership founded in 1965 to strengthen the country’s skilled workforce. Driven by demand from employers, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and professional skills as well as technical skills embedded in academics. This SkillsUSA framework empowers every student to succeed in work and life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go unfilled. Through SkillsUSA’s championship program and programs, employers have a long history of ensuring schools teach relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new accreditation process, they can now assess how prepared potential employees are. for work. SkillsUSA has members nationwide in high schools, colleges, and colleges, covering more than 130 trades, technical trades and skilled services, and is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as an integral part of the vocational and technical education. It has served nearly 13.8 million members since 1965. For more information, visit www.skillsusa.org.
ABOUT THE FIELD PIECE INSTRUMENTS: Fieldpiece Instruments is an innovative technology company that aims to help industry professionals do their jobs easier, faster and better around the world. It delivers on that promise through industry-leading devices with the widest range of professional-grade tools and technologies inspired by real-world applications and field use. Fieldpiece focuses on the exclusive service of the HVACR industry, enabling HVACR professionals to become Masters of the Trade. For more information, please visit www.fieldpiece.com, and be sure to follow Fieldpiece on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.