hilmor has announced it will again sponsor the Retool Your Future Essay Contest. Now in its fifth consecutive year, hilmor created this scholarship contest to address the high cost of a solid HVAC/R education, and the need for skilled technicians in the field, in hopes of encouraging people to pursue a career in the industry.
The entry period is open until October 31 2017.
“HVAC/R is a skilled trade that requires extensive training and a commitment of time as well as money. For these reasons and more, attracting technicians into this field remains a challenge for the entire industry,” commented Andrea Halpin, Senior Marketing Manager, hilmor.
Winners of the Contest will receive: $5,000 scholarship awarded to the HVAC/R school directly on the Winner’s behalf; HVAC/R Starter Kit of new hilmor tools; Travel to AHR EXPO 2018 in Chicago and participation in show activities; and hilmor Green Wall, the merchandising wall featuring new hilmor tools donated directly to Winner’s HVAC/R school.
To enter the Contest, you must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted for admission at an established, recognized HVAC/R program and meet other eligibility requirements. Contest entrants must submit a personally written 250-word essay including how the HVAC/R industry is “retooling their life.”
To date, the Retool Your Future scholarship contests have generated interest from over 850 trade schools, selected 21 winners from over 2,000 essay submissions and awarded $120K in scholarship money.