On March 26, 2021 Seacoast Security, Inc. of Rockport, launched a scholarship program to help fund further education in the skilled trades. The program offers two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the trades at a Maine technical school in the Fall of 2021.
Recognizing the shortage of skilled tradesmen, Seacoast Security is taking proactive steps to encourage more young people to enter these fields and pursue fulfilling careers here in New England. According to The Association of General Construction survey in 2020, 72% of companies surveyed said that worker shortages were one of their biggest challenges. Seacoast Security employs electricians, Journeymen, and other skilled trades positions throughout its eight New England locations.
“Hiring skilled workers is always one of our biggest challenges,” said Karma O’Donal, marketing and public relations manager at Seacoast Security, Inc., in a news release. “Like many companies here in Maine, we need skilled tradesmen to complete our work and take care of our customers effectively. We are hopeful that this scholarship program will encourage more young people, and those looking for a new career, to consider the trades and pursue education in these fields.”
The Seacoast Security scholarship program will award $1,000 each, to two students this fall. Students must be attending a Maine technical school in the Fall of 2021. Payments will be made directly to the school on behalf of the student.
To apply, students can visit https://seacoastsecurity.com/ scholarships and apply online. The scholarship application deadline is April 30, after which the Seacoast Security scholarship committee will review all applications and announce the winners early in May of 2021.
“As a company that relies on skilled workers, we are committed to helping students enter the workforce with the skills to build a great career in the trades,” said Stephen Haynes, vice president of Seacoast Security, Inc. “We are hopeful that more companies will join us to promote similar programs and bring more attention and accessibility to pursuing these careers. Seacoast Security relies on our ability to provide quality work with state-of-the art technology, and we need more people with the skills necessary to perform these jobs.”
Seacoast Security is committed to being New England’s most trusted provider of monitored security and safety for homes and businesses. All systems are installed, serviced and monitored by local teams within New England. Seacoast Security has six offices in the state of Maine, including their main office in Rockport, as well as one in New Hampshire and another in Vermont.