Massive Equipment Establishes UCCI Construction Vocational Scholarships

- February 12, 2024

Scholarship supports legacy of family-owned business and Cayman’s booming construction sector

Grand Cayman30 Jan. 2023 – In honour of its 25th anniversary, Massive Equipment Rental and Sales Ltd. recently announced and launched the Michael Godfrey Vocational Scholarship, an annual award intended to support Caymanian students who wish to pursue vocations in construction technology and management at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).

Named in honour of the company’s Director, Michael Godfrey, the scholarship will help deserving students bridge the skills gap needed to support careers in construction. This sector accounted for the largest number of employment opportunities in 2023, according to WORC’s December 2023 jobs report. The report reveals that construction opportunities represent 22.3% of all job opportunities with 4,727 postings out of over 20,000 listings.

“The Michael Godfrey Vocational Scholarship is a celebration of our 25-year journey and represents our family’s commitment to investing in the next generation, fostering excellence in construction technical training, and recognizing individuals who mirror the principles that have defined our success,” said David Kirkaldy, President of Massive Equipment.

The Michael Godfrey Vocational Scholarship:

The Michael Godfrey Vocational Scholarship aims to support students demonstrating exceptional drive and passion in the fields of vocational and technical training, specifically “Construction Technology Level 1 and Level 2” at UCCI. The annual scholarship seeks out individuals embodying qualities of loyalty, hard work, determination, and ambition.

“We are excited about the opportunities this scholarship will offer to deserving students and the legacy it carries in honoring my father’s values and commitment,” said Christina Kirkaldy, Director of

Massive Equipment.

Interested applicants for the scholarship can contact Donnette Goddard, Director of Student Life, University College of the Cayman Islands at or 623-0530.

Honouring a Legacy in Construction:

The scholarship’s focus on construction pays homage to Michael’s roots in the industry. He started Townend & Godfrey Brothers Ltd., in his home country of Jamacia with his brothers before their success led to a merger with Heber Arch’s Caymanian-based company, H.J. Arch Construction. In 1972, the newly formed Arch & Godfrey Construction company launched. Seeing a need for construction equipment in Cayman, Michael started Arch & Godfrey Rentals a few years later, in 1978.

Twenty years later, the legacy of the family-owned rental operation continued with Michael’s daughter and son-in-law, David and Christina Kirkaldy, taking on day-to-day operations. The couple relaunched the company in 1998 with an unforgettable name: Massive Equipment Rental and Sales Ltd. The company has since expanded beyond construction rentals to offer special event equipment rentals, portable toilet rentals and servicing, as well as heavy machinery sales and servicing. Today, Massive Equipment proudly employs over 40 staff and is part of the Massive Group of Companies.

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