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#MasteroftheTrade Winners Announced

May 29, 2024
Each winner gets $2,500 toward an HVACR career. Fieldpiece to award $10,000 more during 2024 SkillsUSA.

ORANGE, CALIF. (May 22, 2024)Fieldpiece Instruments, Fieldpiece Instruments  has announced the winners of the third annual #MasteroftheTrade program. This year, six deserving students have been selected to receive $2,500 each to fund their continued education in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) trade or the option of an in-kind tool donation to jumpstart their careers.

Administered through SkillsUSA, the #MasteroftheTrade program aims to bridge the talent gap in the U.S. labor market for HVACR technicians by providing financial support to individuals pursuing a future in the industry. The winners of this program demonstrate exceptional skill, passion and dedication to their craft, embodying Fieldpiece’s spirit of excellence.

“We are thrilled to give back to our industry by awarding tuition or tools to these up-and-coming HVACR professionals,” said Tony Gonzalez, director of training at Fieldpiece Instruments. “There is a common thread of curiosity, problem-solving skills, understanding of craftmanship and desire to embrace challenges among the selected recipients that ensures a bright future in HVACR. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

The six accomplished SkillsUSA students selected to receive the 2024 #MasteroftheTrade award are:

  • Cole Kelly from Billerica, MA
  • Colton Rentschler from Sinking Spring, PA
  • Cadin Blais from Watertown, SD
  • Mohamed Deyab from Harlingen, TX
  • Peyton Hoenig from Asheboro, NC
  • John Chaney from Knoxville, TN

Fieldpiece Instruments will also award $10,000 to the top-ranking high school and college/postsecondary students in the HVACR category at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in June.

Fieldpiece Instruments first introduced the #MasteroftheTrade program in 2022 to address the growing need for skilled HVACR technicians. The program has since become an integral part of the company's commitment to supporting education and workforce development in the HVACR industry.

For more information, please visit the #MasteroftheTrade program webpage.