Birch Equipment awarded its first scholarship with Bellingham Technical College. The $1,500 endowed scholarship supports eligible students in the Diesel Mechanic Program. It’s first recipient, Scott Fuhrman, was honored at an awards breakfast this month, and he has been invited to the Bellingham facility to meet Birch’s maintenance and management team. Fuhrman will enjoy lunch and receive a tour of one of the company’s shops. Birch Equipment offers internships to high school and college students, allowing them to work with the best in the industry at a company known for its high-level innovative sophisticated thinking and grit.
“We are thrilled with our new partnership with Birch Equipment,” said Dean Fulton, BTC Foundation Executive Director. “In 2017, proceeds from the Foundation Endowed Scholarships provided more than $100K to our student scholarships. We look forward to this continued support from Birch, a local dynamic business with great employee retention that provides apprenticeships, internships and career opportunities in our communities.”
“At Birch we are seeking quality individuals looking for a career with the elite in the industry. Most of all, we value hard-working, forward-thinking people. Birch provides competitive career-wages, the best medical and dental benefits, a 401k participation plan, great vacation and holiday packages, extensive on the job paid training, and tremendous growth opportunities,” says Program Director Jessie Everson. “From mechanical positions to sales and management, Birch offers a variety of positions. While equipment knowledge is a plus, we’re looking for candidates driven to do top quality work. We encourage students to work for Birch Equipment with teams using lean management processes, continual improvement, extensive training and communication systems. Our goal always is to be the best in the industry.”
Birch Equipment considers working with BTC’s Diesel Mechanic Program a natural fit since the company has a full-service Diesel Shop. The maintenance team proactively and efficiently keeps the fleet of over 45,000 pieces of equipment running smoothly year-round. Birch has always worked with area high schools, colleges and universities through scholarships, work study and internship opportunities to promote real-life work experience in a top-of-the-industry and local business. To find out more, visit the careers page on the Birch website.