July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – The Dwyer Group, a holding company of seven service-based franchise brands, is accepting applications now through September 30th for the next round of Women in the Trades scholarships.
Interested candidates can apply for a $1,500 scholarship to be used at a trade or technical school for any of seven specialties, including: HVAC, plumbing, electrical repair, glass repair and replacement, appliance repair, restoration or landscaping. The scholarships are available to women working towards a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades, or to front-line female employees at franchise locations for any of The Dwyer Group service brands.
The Women in the Trades (WITT) initiative was established in 2012 by Dina Dwyer-Owens, Executive Chairwoman of The Dwyer Group, to offer women the opportunity to break professional boundaries and pursue life-long goals across the service trades with the help of the WITT scholarship program. The WITT initiative is focused on educating and promoting the hiring of women for traditionally male-dominated roles in the trades industry. WITT scholarships are awarded two times a year, in the spring and fall.
"We are excited to open the doors to this industry and offer women interested in a trade profession the opportunity to further their expertise and experience," said Dwyer-Owens.
The WITT scholarship is open to women 18 and older interested in pursuing a career in the trades and covers tuition, books, travel and/or fees. Funds can be applied to any accredited trade or technical school in the United States or Canada.
Candidates will be evaluated based upon financial needs, previous work experience and their passion for their chosen industry. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.dwyergroup.com/women-in-trades.asp or email WITT@dwyergroup.com.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys™, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of TZP Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that focuses on control investments in business and consumer services companies with enterprise values generally up to $200 million. More information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at DwyerGroup.com.
The Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.
SOURCE The Dwyer Group, Inc.®
Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 75 companies.