Calling Mentors in Phoenix

The FutureTech Success campaign is seeking mentors throughout metropolitan Phoenix to inspire middle- and high-school students in automotive technology.

Beginning in Fall 2017, a pilot program at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix will welcome 8th and 9th graders to tinker during its transportation challenge one day a week afterschool and on periodic Saturdays. Students are coming from Trevor Browne High School and Cartwright’s Estrella Middle School. Forty (40) students will be lead by Science Center staff, automotive instructors and a team of volunteer mentors from throughout industry.

If you are interested in building relationships with aspiring, future technicians and helping develop their technical skills, please contact TechForce Foundation.  Mentors are asked to commit to 6- or 12-week programs, either one day afterschool and/or on one Saturday a month.

Auto Shop Makeovers

FutureTech Success campaign is dedicated to supporting local auto shop programs in high school and afterschool nonprofits across the country. Too often these programs struggle to get the resources and support they deserve. Our industry NEEDS technicians, so helping to ensure they have access to awesome programs is our responsibility. Industry needs to step up to bring the equipment, supplies, tools, training aids, curriculum, mentors and advisors these programs and students need to thrive.

We are currently engaged in our first ever “Shop Overhaul” in both Phoenix, Arizona and Memphis, Tennessee.

At this time, we need:

1 lift, and more items will be posted periodically.

Advisory Committee members in Phoenix to help Trevor Browne High School become NATEF certified. The committee meets twice a year, and counsel the school on what skillsets and curriculum is graduates need to be qualified for industry jobs.

If interested in contributing, contact TechForce Foundation.

Best Practices Sought

Why should we keep reinventing the wheel?  Seriously, we’re all in the same boat regarding the technician shortage and we need to pull together in order to help fuel the future pipeline. This means taking a long, hard look at how we attract, recruit, hire, retain and continually train our technician workforce. FutureTech Success seeks to gather best practices and resources that can be shared industry-wide, so that we can all rise to the level of professionalism required for technicians to choose our industry and jobs over others.

If you have a great resource or best practice to share, please submit it too TechForce Foundation. Thank you!

Please share your contact details and a TechForce team member will contact you.

"By connecting students, instructors, industry pros and working techs, the TechForce Foundation provides unilateral support to the transportation industry’s technician recruiting needs… The administration of our Scholarships by the TechForce team has been instrumental in delivering us with a successful method to gain interest from qualified candidates as well as provide our students with additional assistance to complete their education."
Tony Farr
Ford Technical Programs Manager