Canadian Rental Association unveils scholarships

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The Canadian Rental Association (CRA) has launched new scholarships that will recognise and empower professionals working to advance their careers within the sector.

The association, which launched the three scholarships earlier this year, said they are designed to “support and uplift individuals making significant contributions to the Canadian Event and Equipment Rental Industry.”

The Technical Trades in Rental Scholarship, which has a maximum value of $1000 (€913), is dedicated to individuals committed to enhancing their current qualifications and/or license, whether from a technical or driver standpoint. To apply, candidates need to have worked consistently within the sector for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.

The High Performance Rental Person Scholarship, also valued at up to $1000 (€913), is aimed at individuals pursuing certification or a degree relevant to a career in equipment or event rentals.

Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a rental company and have held an organisational role within a committee, association, or non-profit (including the Canadian Rental Association).

Meanwhile, the CRA Insurance Scholarship is specifically available to employees, owners, or immediate family members of companies participating in the CRA Insurance Program.

The CRA said applicants should showcase a commitment to supporting a scholarship fund benefiting training and education within the industry. The deadline to apply for each scholarship is 16 December. 

Colin Wilson, chair of the CRA Foundation, said, “The launch of these targeted scholarships is a testament to our commitment to fostering excellence and growth within the Event and Equipment Rental Industry.

“By recognising the dedication and contributions of industry professionals, we aim to empower the next generation of leaders who will drive innovation and success.”

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