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Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing is offering two $5,000 scholarships to Bellingham Technical College

The outlook for people seeking family-wage jobs in the building trades became even better this month as Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing is offering two $5,000 scholarships to Bellingham Technical College.

“Demand is high now for plumbers, electricians and HVAC technicians,” said Brad Barron, Chief Operating Officer for the company. “For every five people in these jobs retiring, only one is entering the building trades. As we come into a new year, it’s time to change the definition of ‘success’ and how to achieve it.”

The Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship, named after the company founder, aims to provide opportunities to individuals looking to enter the HVAC, electrical or plumbing trades and begin a successful career journey for themselves and their families. Barron will be providing two $5,000 scholarships to Bellingham Technical College. There is no obligation to future employment with Barron to receive these scholarships.

This year, Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing celebrates its 50th anniversary, and reflects on the late Dan Barron’s  goal to provide the community with quality service while supporting his employees with exceptional careers. To carry on his legacy, Barron is on a mission to prove that a career in the skilled trades is a rewarding one.

Applications for the Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship may be submitted at now through Jan. 31.

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 showroom locations in Burlington and Ferndale. Approximately 160 employees serve customers in Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties.

The Burlington showroom is at 560 S. Burlington Blvd., just north of Rio Vista Avenue. For information, call (360) 424-4962 or visit

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