Employee Training Assistance Program

 

Supporting your employees

The Employee Training Assistance Program from the ARA Foundation allows you to provide training and educational opportunities to your employees.

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Advancing the industry

Providing your staff continuing education and training makes for a more engaged and skilled workforce. We support you in that mission through our training assistance program.

 
Criteria
 
Employees in the industry with a minimum of 1,000 hours are eligible to receive assistance.
 
Apply
 
You can apply for assistance every quarter.
 
Granted
 
If you are an award recipient you will be notified after the application process closes
 
Complete
Submit a certificate of completion to receive funding.

We support rental careers:

Hospitality services

If your staff is interested in the CERP program, tenting training, or other hospitality services training, encourage them to apply.

Commercial driving

If your staff is interested in the Professional Driver Education Program or other commercial driving education courses, encourage them to apply.

Mechanical and electrical

Keep your technicians up to date by encouraging them to apply for training assistance.

Much more

Any training that supports a career in the equipment and event rental industry may be eligible for a ARA Foundation Employee Training Program.

Apply today for up to $1,000

The Employee Training Assistance Program from the ARA Foundation allows you to provide training and educational opportunities to your employees.

Apply Today
 

Frequently asked questions

  • Who is eligible?

    Employees in the U.S. and Canada who are currently working in the equipment rental industry ...

    Employees in the U.S. and Canada who are currently working in the equipment and event rental industry are eligible to receive a grant. They must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of service with their rental business employer. Business owners can set additional guidelines or requirements for their employees
  • Who can apply?

    Employers must apply ....

    Employers must apply for the grants on behalf of their employees.
  • How can the grant be used?

    Grants are designed for technical training ...

    Grants are designed for technical training that is offered through a seminar, school or other continuing education program. Training must support a career in the equipment and event rental industry (construction, general tool or party and event markets). Each grant will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of training, with a maximum award of $1,000. Travel, tool or supply expenses are not covered.
  • What types of training does the grant cover?

    Grants cover a wide variety of technical training that supports a career in the rental industry ...

    Grants cover a wide variety of technical training that supports a career in the rental industry, including, but not limited to: mechanical, carpentry, electrical, welding, commercial driving, tenting, hospitality services, the Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) program and accounting/administration.
  • How are the grants awarded?

    Grants will be awarded quarterly...

    Grants will be awarded quarterly. Grant funding will be sent to the employer following the completion of the training. A certificate of completion is required for reimbursement. There is a six-month time limit for completion of the training. Any exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • How are the applications reviewed?

    A subcommittee of the ARA Foundation board of directors has been established ...

    A subcommittee of the ARA Foundation board of directors has been established and they will review and award the grants quarterly. All decisions of the committee are final.
  • When do you need to apply for the grants?

    Because grants are awarded quarterly, business owners must apply for grants ...

    Because grants are awarded quarterly, business owners must apply for grants by the following dates for consideration for that quarter’s grant distribution: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31.
  • How many grants may a business receive?

    Each business can receive a maximum of two grants per year. ...

    Each business can receive a maximum of two grants per year.