Under The Hood Newsletter | December 2022

December Newsletter: Happy Holidays + $10,000 contest ☃️🕙💲

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Happy holidays Spenser,

With the end of the year upon us, TechForce’s December newsletter is looking forward to 2023.

Inside this edition: Free events, scholarships, ways to support technician students this holiday season, and even an instructor-exclusive contest with $10,000 in prizes on the line!

Top Stories

A red clip-art car on a dark blue background, with the words 'Happy Holidays from TechForce Foundation' styled in white lettering to look like a tree on top of the car.Happy Holidays from TechForce Foundation!

Thank you for your support this past year. 2022 saw the continued growth of the TechForce career network, the launch of the TechForce App and our mobile STEM Career Center, and our 40,000th scholarship awarded! Learn more in TechForce’s 2022 holiday greeting.

Promotional image for giveaway that reads '5 instructors will each win $2000 tool vouchers for GearWrench Tools'Something Just for Instructors: Win $2,000 in GEARWRENCH Tools

Five instructors will each take home $2,000 to spend on GEARWRENCH Tools of their choice! It takes less than five minutes to enter. Log in or join TechForce to enter the contest before it ends on Jan. 20, 2023.

A photo of Luke, Aviation maintenance technician student and TechForce scholarship winner.Aviation student earns TechForce scholarship

Luke’s interest in aviation maintenance was sparked by a field trip to a local airport. Read his story for insight into the impact of TechForce’s student support.

Image announcing the Techs Rock 2022 Grand Prize Winner as Daniel McCrum of Carmax in Gulfport, MS. Daniel previously won the Category Winner Category.Meet 2022 Techs Rock Awards Grand Prize
Winner Daniel McCrum

Daniel McCrum of CarMax in Gulfport, MS is the 2022 Techs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner! Daniel’s achievements are proof that a technical education and career are viable pathways to success. Learn more about the 2022 Techs Rock Awards at TechForce.org/TechsRock.

A photo of a high-school aged young woman wearing a TechForce t-shirt and holding a Snap-on Impact Driver next to TechForce's NASCAR Clip Car Challenge, part of our Mobile STEM Career Center.Students Get Hands-On at X-STEM Phoenix

Over 300 6-12th graders got an inside look at high-tech hands-on careers with TechForce’s STEM Career Center & partner exhibits at X-STEM Phoenix. Learn more.

A male instructor and female high-school aged student are immersed in a lesson on electrical systems at a 'breadboard' instructional tool.Donate to TechForce and Help a Young Person Find the Right Career Fit

TechForce is a 501(c)(3) charity that champions technical careers so communities thrive. Your charitable gift of any size helps connect aspiring technicians to education they need to succeed! Make your tax-deductible donation now.

A stylized text-art box that reads "2023 TechForce Foundation FutureTechs Rock Awards" in blue and gold lettering.2023 FutureTechs Rock Nominations Open
January 23 – February 3

Only one month left until nominations open for the FutureTechs Rock Awards, honoring the best transportation technician students! View last year’s Winners and learn more about the Awards at TechForce.org/FutureTechsRock.

Scholarships & Grants

Here are just a few of the scholarships & grants currently available in TechForce. Our scholarship portal just had a system refresh, so now is a great time to make sure your General Application has the most up-to-date information. Visit TechForce.org/Scholarships to apply for these scholarships and more from around the industry:

TechForce logo, composed of a green letter 'T' flanked by a dark blue letter 'F' on either side.TechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: Dec 31, 2022 | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce logo, composed of a green letter 'T' flanked by a dark blue letter 'F' on either side.Life Happens Emergency Grants
Deadline: Dec 31, 2022 | Amount: $400–$1,200
Learn more and apply>>

Upcoming Events

Find industry events like these and more in TechForce. Log in or create your free account at https://techforce.org/app/sign-up

A promotional flyer for the January 7th Mecum Kissimmee event. The flyer includes an image of a red sports car and the following text, "Private behind the scenes tour at Mecum Kissimmee 2023. Date: Jan. 7, 2023 Time: 8:30 AM. See how they move 3,500 vehicles and hear some of their stories."Jan. 7: VIP Student Experience @ Mecum

Join us for a backstage tour of Mecum Kissimmee in Florida on January 7th! Tickets are limited to students and instructors only. Log in or join TechForce to get your free ticket.

A photo of TechForce staff and 4 college-aged students (3 young men and one young woman) participating in TechForce's Light Tree Reaction Time Test at our Mobile STEM Career Center.Jan. 28: TechForce STEM Career Center @ EVIT Expo

Don’t miss the TechForce Mobile STEM Career Center at EVIT Expo 2023 on January 28th! Join us for games and to learn more about high-tech in-demand technician careers. View event details.

Other Stories

The thumbnail for our Be a Collision Tech video, featuring a technician at work in a collision shop, facing the camera and holding out his hands palms forward and fingers up to the camera.TechForce & Caliber Collision Video Showcases Demand for Tech Careers

Not every student needs to attend a 4-year university; a technical education and career is a viable road to success. Our #BeACollisionTech video produced in partnership with Caliber Collision is designed to educate young people about this fact. See the video here.

Madison_Conrad_TechForce_FoundationHave an Unused Vehicle? Donate it to Support Future Mobility Technicians

Student by student and industry by industry we’re a connector that changes outcomes and strengthens communities. Your car donation will help us continue this exciting and important work. Donate your vehicle to TechForce online or by calling (877) 957-2277.

A photo of an adult male wearing a red AutoZone work polo. The contest prize amounts of $1,000, $750 and $700 are overlayed on the photo.TechForce Leaderboard Challenge

The TechForce Winter Leaderboard Challenge is on! $700, $750 and $1,000 AutoZone gift cards are up for grabs. Log in or join TechForce to get started!

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