Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $85,500 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians

Date: 11 January 2020
Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $85,500 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians
Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $85,500 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians
Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $85,500 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $85,500 to 49 students, including seven military veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

"We are pleased to award scholarships to these qualified and dedicated students and veterans, and we look forward to welcoming them into the industry," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. "Each year, the Foundation provides aid to these aspiring technicians, helping to promote careers in the industry and fill good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced."

"Supporting workforce development and employee retention programs are ACCA's highest priorities and we're pleased to work with the Rees Scholarship Foundation and AHRI to help contractors recruit and retain skilled workers," said ACCA President and CEO Barton James. "These scholarship awards also support ACCA's work with President Trump and his pledge to America's workers, which is focused on providing educational opportunities to develop a strong workforce.Congratulations to these very deserving young men and women, we look forward to you advancing in our industry and becoming tomorrow's leaders."

Since the Rees Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2003, it has awarded more than $930,000 in scholarships to more than 500 deserving students and instructors.

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