Under The Hood Newsletter | March 2023

TechForce Newsletter: Celebrating Women in the Trades

The official newsletter of TechForce Foundation®, made possible by donors like you who believe everyone should have a chance to succeed.


Spring is in full swing! Our March newsletter has your free event tickets, scholarships and updates. Read the ways TechForce is helping students through their education and into careers as professional technicians.

Be sure to mark your calendar for a big TechForce announcement coming on March 30!

Top Stories

2023 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner Taeler Coverdale, Collision Repair student at UTI Houston

Congratulations FutureTechs Rock Awards Winners!

Congratulations to 2023 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner Taeler Cloverdale! Meet all 10 students recognized in this year’s Awards at TechForce.org/FTR23Winners.

Stay tuned for the 2023 Techs Rock Awards, celebrating professional technicians. Nominations open May 15 at TechForce.org/TechsRock.

#WomenInSTEM Saturday-1

Celebrating Women’s History all year

From windshield wipers and road trips to the freedom to drive, women continue to make countless contributions to how we all get around. TechForce celebrates women in transportation history this month, and every other month this year. Join the conversation with #womentechsrock.

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TechForce and Humble Mechanic present student with Ultimate Beginner Toolbox

Ford ASSET technician student Jeffrey Johnson was selected from hundreds of TechForce scholarship applicants to receive the Ultimate Beginner Toolbox, built with $2,500 in tools by The Humble Mechanic himself! Watch the build here.

WTR_Monica_Baeza_SQUARE_200T_230227-1Heavy Duty Tech Monica loves solving puzzles at work #WomenTechsRock

TechForce spoke with Monica, a Heavy Duty Technician who works on everything from big trucks to tractors and heavy equipment. Listen to her #WomenTechsRock interview to hear what Monica loves about being a technician.

Scholarships & Grants

We’re doubling our scholarships in 2023 to $2.3 Million! Head to TechForce.org/Scholarships to learn how TechForce can help you cover the cost of your technical education. New scholarships are awarded each month, so submit your general application today.

TechForce Foundation logoTechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: March 31, 2023 | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoDriven to Care John F. Weinberger Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2023 | Amount: $1,000–$6,000
Learn more and apply>>

Nissan logo. Click for TechForce scholarships exclusive to Nissan students.Nissan Students: TechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2023 | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

Icon for Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship CentralAutomotive Aftermarket Scholarships
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 | Amount: Varies
Learn more and apply>>

Women in Trucking Foundation, Forwarding the Future. Click for scholarshipsWomen in Trucking Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: April 16, 2023 | Amount: $1,000
Learn more and apply>>

Upcoming Events

Join us for an upcoming event! Find our full calendar of industry events, ticket giveaways, and more in TechForce. Request your tickets with your own free account here>>

Don’t miss the TechForce Mobile STEM Career Center:

TechForce Mobile STEM Career Center in action.– Fri, 3/24 @ NHRA Arizona Nationals

– Sat, 4/1 @ EVIT Auto Skills Challenge

– 4/14 – 4/16 @ Grand Prix of Long Beach

Stop by for hands-on games including the Pit Crew Challenge, talk to TechForce staff and learn about high-tech in-demand tech careers. Log in to find more events.

TechForce has your free tickets to these upcoming events

Log in or create your TechForce account to request your free tickets to these and future events:

Mecum Glendale Student Experience

3/24 – NHRA Arizona Nationals

3/25 – Trans Am Atlanta Speed Tour

3/30 – Mecum Glendale Experience

4/14 – Mecum Houston Experience

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