IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#career—BigRentz,
the nation’s largest online equipment rental marketplace, is offering a
$5,000 scholarship to two students to help cover educational expenses
toward attending a vocational trade school. The BigRentz scholarship is
open to high school seniors planning on vocational training and students
currently enrolled in a trade school.
“Falling enrollment in trade schools has severely impacted the widening
skills gap in the construction industry. We want to encourage more young
adults to see the advantages of a trade school and be trained for jobs
that are in high demand,” commented Jim Arabia, Vice President of
Marketing at BigRentz. “We also want to challenge the stereotypes that
discourages people from pursuing a viable trade.”
According to a recent survey
about young Americans’ perceptions of trade schools, there is an
inaccurate view with only 11 percent thinking this type of training can
lead to high paying jobs. Contrary to belief, trade schools provide
access to high-paying jobs, such as a landscape designer and
construction manager. Furthermore, a trade school certification often
guarantees a job in the industry due to the specialized learning, direct
skills and the growing demand for skilled labor.
The deadline to apply for the BigRentz scholarship is August 5, 2019 at
11:59 p.m. EST, and recipients will be announced August 19, 2019. Visit www.bigrentz.com/scholarships/skilled-trades
for eligibility and application details. Questions can be sent to [email protected].
BigRentz is an online construction equipment
rental marketplace. Our 2,000 rental partners and 8,000 locations served
represent the biggest equipment rental network in the nation. BigRentz
is leading the equipment rental industry by using innovative technology
to streamline the rental process for both the customer and the supplier.
For our customers, we simplify the procurement and logistics challenges
of renting construction equipment. For our equipment suppliers, we help
drive their revenue, broaden their reach, and increase their overall
utilization. Types of equipment rented include aerial equipment: boom
lifts and scissor
lifts; material handling equipment: forklifts
and telehandlers; earthmoving
steers, and dozers;
towers, and storage
containers; and specialty rentals for a variety of industries. Visit www.BigRentz.com.
Gina Ray, APR