Fieldpiece Instruments has joined forces with SkillsUSA to present $25,000 in scholarship opportunities as a way to give back to the industry it serves. SkillsUSA has long had an aim to close the skills gap in the U.S. labor market by sponsoring heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration scholarships for trade and technical students. Thanks to the new grant from Fieldpiece Instruments, 10 SkillsUSA students studying HVACR in their junior or senior year of high school, or as college or postsecondary students, will receive a $2,500 #MasteroftheTrade scholarship to continue their education in a college or postsecondary HVACR technology program.
“Fieldpiece is also committed to supporting the next generation of up-and-coming HVACR professionals in this fantastic trade,” said Rachel Newport, director of marketing at Fieldpiece Instruments. “We’ve recently launched free online training resources via Fieldpiece University, an online platform designed to keep industry professionals at the top of their game.”
Through the partnership, Fieldpiece Instruments is addressing a shortage of trained labor in the HVACR industry.
To apply for the #MasteroftheTrade Scholarship, applicants must be SkillsUSA members enrolled in its HVACR or general construction programs who plan to study HVACR at the college or postsecondary level in the 2022-23 (high school seniors) or 2023-24 school year (high school juniors). The scholarship application must include a résumé and either an essay (300 words or fewer) or a video (1-3 minutes) answering the question: “Why have you chosen a career in HVACR?” Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 16, 2022.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the merit of the application including the essay or video and the proficiency of the SkillsUSA Framework skills demonstrated in the application materials. To receive the funds, scholarship recipients must provide an acceptance letter from their postsecondary education program or their first semester tuition invoice. The funds will be distributed directly to the school.