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Foundation Awards Over $85 Thousand In Scholarships
January 10, 2020

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation (Rees), a 501©(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), has announced scholarship awards totaling $85,500 to 49 students, including seven military veteran program recipients, 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 an increasing number of recipients, 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 Rees was founded in 2003, more than $930,000 in scholarships have been awarded to over 500 deserving students and instructors.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit the Rees website

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