Submitted by Barron Heating & Air Conditioning
Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing recently awarded $5,000 scholarships to Bellingham residents Chris Cano and Dina Moore. The grants will help these students obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring significant education debt.
The Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship aims to provide opportunities to individuals looking to enter the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical or plumbing trades and begin a successful career journey for themselves and their families. Barron is providing both Cano and Moore $5,000 scholarships to attend Bellingham Technical College.
Cano is studying to become an electrician.
“My goal is to be involved in green energy installation,” Cano said. “Solar power is a rapidly growing source for energy and I believe it is the best way for me to provide for future generations, including my son.”
Moore is pursuing a career as an HVAC technician.
“My goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for other women to explore technical jobs and to feel confident that the trades are accessible to them,” Moore said. “… I want to set an example, along with the other women that have already pursued HVAC jobs, and grow into a confident technician.”
The company also recognized two scholarship runners-up: McKenzie Rider and Ricky Hamilton.
“Barron is dedicated to supporting the trades in our community and beyond,” said John Barron, company owner. His father, the late Dan Barron, founded Barron Heating nearly 50 years ago.
“We do this by providing living wage, trades-based jobs for 160+ families (and counting) across five counties; offering the Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarships for Bellingham Technical College; and directly training a future generation of essential workers in our very own Barron Technician School through both traditional apprenticeships and a cutting-edge training school encompassing all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades.”
Committed to improving lives through its Air Solutions team and Certified Home Performance Experts, Barron provides a wide range of heating, cooling, solar, electrical, plumbing and indoor air quality products and services, as well as a large selection of stoves and fireplaces in its Firelight by Barron showrooms.
Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected home performance experts with locations in Ferndale, Burlington and Marysville. Approximately 160 employees serve customers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties.
Its Ferndale location is at 5100 Pacific Highway, along the east side of Interstate 5 between West Smith and Slater roads. For information, call (360) 676-1131 or visit www.barronheating.com.