Employee Training Assistance

Providing training in the rental industry

Supporting your employees

Providing your staff with continuing education and training makes for a more engaged and skilled workforce.

Apply today for up to $5,000

The ARA Foundation is providing training in the rental industry and will cover 50% of training costs, up to $2,500 per employee, with a maximum of two employees – amounting to a total of $5,000 in financial assistance per business each year.

Common training areas include

ARA Certifications

All ARA certification courses qualify for training assistance. You can apply for a grant to assist in getting your staff certified.

Speak to your owner or manager so they can apply on your behalf.

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Commercial driving

If your staff is interested in commercial driving education courses, encourage them to apply.

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Mechanical and electrical

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

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Much more

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

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Advancing the industry

Providing training in the rental industry by offering a program that can help build your employees’ skills and keep your operation competitive.

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Employees in the industry with a minimum of 1,000 hours are eligible to receive assistance.

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You can apply for assistance at anytime.
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If you are an award recipient you will be notified after the committee reviews your application.
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Submit a certificate of completion to receive funding.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible?

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 for the grants on behalf of their employees.

How can the grant be used?

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. Each grant will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of training, with a maximum award of $2,500. 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, including, but not limited to mechanical, carpentry, electrical, welding, commercial driving, tenting, hospitality services, ARA Certification Programs and accounting/administration.

How are the grants awarded?

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 and they will review and award the grants. All decisions of the committee are final.

How many grants may a business receive?

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

Help the ARA Foundation provide
more employee training!

The ARA Foundation’s relies on the support of generous individuals like you to continue to offer this incredible benefit to the rental industry’s future leaders. Please, consider making a tax-deductible donation today.