Workforce Development

The Rees Scholarship Foundation has seen another record year, with 142 applicants and 36 scholarships awarded to students in 2019, including five veterans. The Foundation is scheduled to award an additional 35 to 40 scholarships on December 1. So far this year, we have raised more than $142,000. Please consider making a donation at These donations will fund scholarships for the future industry workforce, including returning veterans and SkillsUSA National Championship finalists competing in the HVACR category.

AHRI’s Equipment Donation Program distributes quality equipment donated by our generous members. After the equipment is tested as part of AHRI’s certification program, many members donate equipment to schools and training facilities across the country. Together this year we have donated more than 170 pieces of equipment to over 80 schools and training facilities. If your company is interested in donating equipment, please contact Sue Perez.