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.

Hello,

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.

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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>>

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Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 | Amount: Varies
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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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It’s almost March! Read our newsletter below to take advantage of TechForce opportunities this spring. Vote for the FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner this week, hear from scholarship recipients, find scholarships of your own, compete for major giveaways and more!



Top Stories

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VOTE NOW for Grand Prize Winner!

TechForce needs your help to decide which of our 10 Category Winners will take home the 2023 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize! Vote by Friday 3/3 at TechForce.org/Vote

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Gideon pursues American Dream with TechForce Ford FACT Scholarship

Meet TechForce scholarship recipient Gideon. Gideon and his family crossed an ocean so that he could pursue his education in the US! We had the chance to hear from Gideon, who has plans for a career in the future of mobility. Read Gideon’s story here.

TF_WOMEN TECHS ROCK Badge_Icons_®_210621-1Building a more inclusive industry

Economic, social and other barriers mean not everyone has the same opportunity to become a tech. TechForce’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives work to remove these barriers, with support from our partners New Ford Tech, General Motors, Snap-on Industrial, Nissan and INFINITI. Learn more about our first DEI initiative here.

Melesa Starks portraitDon’t let fear get in the way of success

A few years ago Melesa Starks wasn’t certain what she wanted to do, but she knew she needed a career change. After shadowing a few friends Melesa decided to give automotive a try and hasn’t looked back. Watch her #WomenTechsRock interview to hear how Melesa found success as a tech!

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Instructors take home $10,000 in GEARWRENCH tools with TechForce

Rad Dan Burkett, TechForce and GEARWRENCH teamed up to award 5 instructors with $2,000 in tools each! If you haven’t joined TechForce yet, what are you waiting for? Find our next giveaway with a free TechForce account>>



Scholarships & Grants

New TechForce scholarships open and are Awarded each month. Visit TechForce.org/Scholarships to learn how TechForce can help you cover the cost of your technical education, with these Awards and more:

TechForce Foundation logoTechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: End of each month | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

New Ford Tech logoFord Students: TechForce Ford Accelerate Tuition Scholarship
Deadline: End of each month | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

Pheobe Omlie portrainLAST CHANCE: The Pheobe Omlie Scholarship
Deadline: Feb 28, 2023 | Amount: $500–$2,500
Learn more and apply>>

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Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 | Amount: Varies
Learn more and apply>>



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



Other Stories

Charles and IRule-1-1-1Engineering student turned auto tech reflects on Humble Mechanic Scholarship

Auto technician and first-ever TechForce Humble Mechanic Scholarship recipient I’Rule sat down with Motor Age to talk cars, meeting the Humble Mechanic and what he’s been up to since the scholarship. Read I’Rule’s Motor Age interview.

Invitation to compete in CRC TechForce Leaderboard ChallengeTechForce Spring Leaderboard Challenge with CRC Industries

Check out TechForce training, trivia and more to earn points and climb the Leaderboard. The three students with the most points on March 27 will win a CRC Industries parts washer with a year’s worth of supplies! Sign up to start earning points now>>

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Additions expand TechForce’s impact on students’ technical education and career success with added collision repair, reconditioning, automotive service, fleet maintenance and business development expertise. Read the announcement>>



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The 1st Humble Mechanic Scholarship

I'Rule Faison Receives 1st Scholarship From The Humble Mechanic

I’Rule says, “I am passionate about pursuing a technical education simply because I have always loved cars, solving problems and bringing things I think about into reality. My grandfather used to drag race cars and would tell me stories about all the cars he had beaten in his 1971 Ford Torino Cobra. Over time I got more interested in how cars worked. I ultimately decided I would get an automotive technical degree so that I could have the knowledge to fix cars to help people, or even to do amazing alterations to cars. I have a fascinating imagination when it comes to cars and I’ve always wanted the ability to turn my imagination into a reality. My dream career is to bring not only my own, but also other people’s imaginations to a reality when it comes to cars. I want to be able to turn a naturally aspirated engine/vehicle into a turbocharged engine/vehicle and change an economy vehicle into a racing car.”

I’Rule has enjoyed beginning to work on cars. He says, “The first oil change that I performed on my own car was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Though it was an older Honda Civic, I had never done an oil change before and had never touched a vehicle before. I wanted to save money by not going to a dealership but also gather my own experience as well. After I gathered the parts that I needed, I prepared my jack and two jack stands for a simple oil change. But I realized after I drained the oil from the oil pan, “What am I going to take the filter off with?” Thinking on my toes, I remembered that my mother had some channel lock pliers sitting in our laundry room. I ran in the house to get the channel lock pliers and tried to get a good grip on the oil filter. Unfortunately, the angle that I was grasping the filter made it hard to twist but I continued on for what seemed like hours slowly twisting the filter off until finally it came off. I was ecstatic as I replaced the old filter with a brand-new filter. After putting oil in my car, I felt so accomplished knowing that I performed my first oil change without any experience and lacking the proper tools.” 

He has continued working on cars, now in his place of employment. “After I moved to North Carolina to attend NASCAR Technical Institute, I immediately got a job at a Toyota dealership. I learned the ropes of doing oil changes and tire rotations. I also learned how to get settled in a bustling and loud work environment and get work done efficiently as well. I am currently working at an Infiniti dealership where I have learned mounting and balancing of tires, alignments, brake jobs, working on used cars for people to buy by determining the problems they had when they arrived and fixing them.”

Especially as a fan of the Humble Mechanic, I’Rule was excited to learn that he was awarded the Humble Mechanic Scholarship. He is so thankful for this financial assistance, so he can more fully focus on his education and future career goals.

Under The Hood Newsletter | December 2022


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










The official newsletter of TechForce Foundation®. TechForce programs and scholarships are made possible by donors like you.

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!

Stay connected. Get the TechForce App!

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Under The Hood Newsletter | November 2022

November Newsletter: VOTE NOW for Techs Rock Grand Prize Winner!
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The official newsletter of TechForce Foundation®. TechForce programs and scholarships are made possible by donors like you.

Hi TechForce Foundation,

We’re heading into December in style! The Techs Rock Awards Grand Prize Vote is open through Friday, our new Technician Supply & Demand Report is out, and new events, scholarships and opportunities to support future technicians are here. You’ll find this and more below in TechForce’s November newsletter.


Ways to engage with TechForce this month

TechForce Champion logoAs a friend of TechForce, we rely on you to help make our efforts a success. Here are some easy ways you can help:

  • Vote for the Techs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner and encourage your friends, customers, and employees to do the same by 11:59 PM PT Friday

  • Donate. Support technical education and careers by making a year-end, charitable donation to TechForce 

  • Read & share our 2022 Technician Supply & Demand Report

  • Download the TechForce app for iOS and Android

  • Recommend a technician for our Women Techs Rock interview series


TOP STORIES – November 2022

Vote NOW for the 2022 Techs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner!

Vote Now_12-2-22 11-59 PM Deadline_16x9-1Congratulations to the five technicians named as Category Winners in TechForce’s 2022 Techs Rock Awards! Each Category Winner will receive over $1,700 in prizes from TechForce partners. Now it’s up to YOU to decide which of the five will win the 2022 Grand Prize! Meet the winners and vote for your favorite by Friday at TechForce.org/Vote

Cover_2022 Supply and Demand ReportGet the 2022 Technician Supply & Demand Report

TechForce’s updated Technician Supply & Demand Report makes it clear that the technician shortage is still a serious industry-wide challenge. In fact, nearly 1,000,000 new automotive, diesel, collision, and aviation technicians are needed by 2026! Get the full picture, including the number of technicians projected to enter the industry in the 2022 report. Download now!

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SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID – Apply now

Reminder that November scholarships close today. If you miss the deadline don’t worry. TechForce scholarships and grants are open throughout the year and cover educational expenses like tuition, tools, books, transportation, and even emergencies. Visit TechForce.org/Scholarships to find scholarships from around the industry, including the opportunities below:

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: TechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: Nov 30, 2022 | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: Driven to Care: Tom & Kevin Caulfield Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Nov 30, 2022 | Amount: $1,000
Learn more and apply>>

Scholarships_Boom & Bucket logo-1Opportunity: Boom & Bucket’s Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 15, 2023 | Amount: $1,000
Learn more and apply>>


UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet up with TechForce at these December events. Be the first to know about free tickets to events & experiences; get the TechForce app at TechForce.org.

Last Collision Careers Pit Stop of 2022 is next week in Texas

Students are shown what a car engine looks like during a collision shop tour at a recent Collision Career Pit Stop event.Join TechForce, Learning Undefeated and Caliber Collision Dec. 10th as we partner to host the final Collision Careers Pit Stop event of the year! Recent attendees have had a blast at these events, and it’s easy to see why. From exclusive collision shop tours and hands-on paint & technician demos to a high-speed RC car derby and giveaway, these events are built for you. Get your free tickets today>>

Hey Florida Instructors: Bring your class to RM Sotheby’s for free

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Would you like to bring your students to the RM Sotheby’s Auction in Miami Saturday, Dec. 10th? Simply request tickets in TechForce and we’ll reach out to you to handle the rest. Only Instructors can sign up, so students make sure your teacher sees this! Log in or create your TechForce profile and then head to our events section to register today. See you there!

Don’t miss the TechForce STEM Career Center at X-STEM Phoenix

An African American man in a shirt, tie and demin jacket speaks on stage during an X-STEM event.TechForce is bringing our mobile STEM Career Center to X-STEM Phoenix on Dec. 8th. X-STEM is an all-day conference-style event for middle and high school students. Parents and educators can still register to bring your students. We hope you can join us to explore STEM opportunities in technician careers!


OTHER STORIES

Read on for some of the other exciting happenings at TechForce this month.

TechForce hosted students and made waves at the 2022 AAPEX Show with help from our partners

Other News_Students at AAPEX Booth-2-1-1TechForce brought our STEM Career Center and hosted more than 50 students for an exclusive tour, lunch, and conversations with industry leaders at the 2022 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas November 1-3. A huge thank you AAPEX for hosting us, Autolite for underwriting our event expenses, and Penske Truck Leasing for hosting lunch with our students! We could not have done this event without you. We also thank WD-40 Company, Endeavor Business Media and CRC Industries for speaking with our students during their exclusive tour of the Show! Check out TechForce’s social media for more event photos.

Support students now with your year-end charitable giving!

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‘Tis the season of giving! Your tax-exempt charitable gift of any size, combined with others can help us raise $750,000 by December 31st so that in the first quarter of 2023 we can:

  • Promote the pursuit of skilled trades to students at 400 schools
  • Award 250 scholarships and grants to financially disadvantaged students seeking technical training
  • Take 500 students to VIP experiences at premier industry events, introduce them to industry pros, and show them what’s available in a technical career
  • Grant 1000 students access to the TechForce career network, built exclusively for aspiring & working techs to connect with training, jobs, mentors and peers

Our supporters make the events, resources and opportunities in this newsletter possible. Become a TechForce supporter. Make your tax-deductible donation!

TechForce’s Women Techs Rock resources are now in one place

A smiling African American woman in a technician uniform holds a digital scan tool while standing next to a partially disassembled jet engine.Women technicians are filling a critical workforce need and working hard to keep America moving forward. That’s why we made it easy for our community of women techs to connect with TechForce on our new Women Techs Rock page! We invite you to explore our interviews and research, answer our monthly poll question, and even share your own story to encourage other women techs like you.

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Your holiday shopping supports TechForce at no cost to you with AmazonSmile

Support TechForce with your Amazon shopping by following these simple steps: 1) Go to Smile.Amazon.com, 2) Sign in, 3) Select TechForce Foundation as your charity, and 4) Start shopping! A percentage of your Amazon purchases will support TechForce at no cost to you. Just be sure to use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain old Amazon.com!

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Meet Brennen: Army Veteran and TechForce Scholarship Recipient

Brennen is an Army veteran who knows how to overcome obstacles while giving back. The John & Bernadette Heenan Veterans at Work Fund helps make it possible for Brennen to pay for her technical education and living expenses. Read Brennen’s full story and get inspired to find a TechForce scholarship of your own.

TechForce Winter Season Leaderboard Challenge happening now

An image of a technician smiling while talking on the phone at a shop computer. The AutoZone logo and words "Leaderboard Challenge November 14th to January 16th" are overlayed on top. The image also lists prize values as "AutoZone gift cards. Student $750. School $1000. Instructor $700."Enter the TechForce Winter Season Leaderboard Challenge. The instructor, student and school with the most points at the end of the season will receive AutoZone gift certificates worth $700, $750 and $1,000, respectively!!! A big thank you to AutoZone for sponsoring this season’s prizes. The season ends January 14, 2023, so log in or join TechForce to start earning points today!

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Thank you to TechForce Foundation’s top-tier corporate partners and celebrity ambassadors!

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Under The Hood Newsletter | October 2022

The Techs Rock Awards are open, our new Technician Supply & Demand Report is on the way, new scholarships and free events are available, and the TechForce app is live. TechForce Foundation’s October newsletter is all treats, no tricks!


TOP STORIES – October 2022

Techs Rock Awards are now open – Nominate a technician

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Nominations for TechForce’s 2022 Techs Rock Awards are open through Friday, November 4th. More than $17,500 in prizes along with industry-wide recognition will be awarded to five transportation technicians. Nominate a tech now at TechForce.org/TechsRock!

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TechForce Foundation’s Supply & Demand Report is relied upon by executives, recruiters, and educators throughout the industry as the authority on the ongoing technician shortage. The highly anticipated 2022 update will be released next week from AAPEX in Las Vegas! Keep an eye on your inbox for the announcement. In the meantime, catch up on the 2021 Report for an idea of what’s to come.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID – Apply now!

Don’t let the cost of school scare you this Halloween. TechForce scholarships and grants cover educational expenses including tuition, tools, books, transportation, and even emergencies! Visit TechForce.org/Scholarships to discover scholarships from around the industry, on top of the opportunities below:

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: TechForce Accelerate Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 | Amount: $1,000–$2,000
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: Life Happens Emergency Grants
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 | Amount: $400–$1,200
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: Ford Training Scholarships
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 | Amount: Varies by Award
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: Driven to Care: Dale Schneider Memorial Fund
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 | Amount: $1,000
Learn more and apply>>

TechForce Foundation logoOpportunity: Pedal to the Metal Advanced Training Tuition and Relocation Awards
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 | Amount: $450–$1,000
Learn more and apply>>

Federal Student Aid logoOpportunity: Federal Student Loan Debt Relief
Deadline: Apr 30, 2023
Amount: Up to $10,000 or $20,000; See application for details
Learn more and apply>>


UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet up with TechForce at these upcoming events. Be the first to know about free tickets to events & experiences. Get the TechForce app at TechForce.org.

Visit the TechForce STEM Career Center at AAPEX 11/1-11/3

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If you’re in Las Vegas next week be sure to stop by our mobile STEM Career Center, sponsored by Autolite and Penske Truck Leasing, at AAPEX 2022. Our interactive exhibit is open 9 am – 5 pm Nov. 1st to 3rd in the Tool & Equipment Section on the 1st floor of the Venetian Expo, Booth R-8438. See you there!

Your free ticket to Collision Careers Pit Stop on 11/19 & 12/10

Screen Shot 2022-10-25 at 2.06.10 PMCollision Careers Pit Stop is coming to Texas for events on Nov. 19th and Dec. 10th. Attendees will get exclusive collision shop tours, hands-on paint and technician demos, and the chance to modify, race and even win a high-speed RC car! The event is hosted by TechForce, Learning Undefeated and Caliber Collision. Registration is free but limited, so get your tickets today>>


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#WomenTechsRock: Caliber VP Jamie’s career took her from tech to exec

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