Guest Blog Series

Keep Learning… #Because I’m a Tech

Rising Technicians, a Tip for Success: Keep Learning by Scott Miller, President & CEO, Interstate Batteries   The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the United States needs at least 120,000 new transportation technicians each year just to meet demand.   The automotive aftermarket is a $277B industry, growing since 2010 and predicted to continue. It’s

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RELEASE: Finalists announced and public Grand Prize Vote open in 2021 FutureTechs Rock Awards

Finalists were selected from eligible nominations by industry expert judges. Each will receive prizes valued over $1,200 from TechForce partners including WD-40, AutoZone, Ford Motor Company, Cengage Learning, Advance Auto Parts, FedEx Freight and CRC Industries. The Grand Prize Winner as chosen by this week’s public vote will also receive a $1,000 TechForce Scholarship and

Under The Hood | April 2021

TOPICS IN UNDER THE HOOD FOR APRIL 2021: FutureTechs Rock Awards | Join TechForce’s Peer Network | John Weinberger Driven to Care Legacy Scholarship | Harbor Freight Teacher Excellence Prize | New Partners: CADIA & STEAM Sports Foundations | TechForce Scholarship | NC3 and SkillsUSA signing days Nominate a student for the FutureTechs Rock Awards

RELEASE: Nominations for 2021 FutureTechs Rock Awards now open

Ten transportation technician students to be recognized for outstanding contributions as role models at school and in their communities TechForce Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for its 3rd Annual FutureTechs Rock AwardsTM Ten transportation technician students to be recognized for outstanding contributions as role models at school and in their communities April 6, 2021 — SCOTTSDALE,

Under The Hood | March 2021

TOPICS IN UNDER THE HOOD FOR MARCH 2021: TechForce Peer Network | FutureTechs Rock Awards | Vaughn Gittin Jr Shout Out To TechForce | SkillsUSA Restoring Cars | Reviews About TechForce’s Peer Network| Greg Settle To Retire | Jessi Combs Legacy | NCAT & Wrench Nation Partners With TechForce | FREE Training & eLearning Videos

Spark News | March 2021

TOPICS IN SPARK NEWS FOR JANUARY 2021: TechForce Peer Network Launch | FutureTechs Rock Awards 2021 | Vaughan Gittin Jr. Give Shout-Out To TechForce | TechForce Scholarship | TMC Diesel Scholarship | Reviews About The New TechForce Peer Network | Garage Gurus Scholarship | Submit Events To TechForce Peer Network | Jessi Combs Women’s History

RELEASE: Introducing first peer network dedicated to technicians

We thought you and your audiences might be interested in the first peer network for future and working transportation technicians. TechForce introduces the first peer network dedicated to advancing the careers of future and working transportation techs JoinTechForce.org is free and designed to help solve the tech shortage March 24, 2021 — SCOTTSDALE, AZ — TechForce

Residual Values: Interview with Jennifer Maher

3/17/2021 Read Premier Financial Services, LLC’s interview with TechForce Foundation CEO & Executive Director Jennifer Maher in their Residual Values newsletter. Learn more about TechForce Foundation, the ongoing transportation technician shortage and Jennifer’s own experience as a woman in the transportation industry. You can read the full interview below, or as PDF in your browser

Under The Hood | February 2021

Topics in Under the Hood for February 2021: Scholarship management of New Ford Tech’s ASSET program | TMCSuperTech mobile game | Be A Pathfinder – Learning Quiz | Scholarship winner – Penske Outstanding Student Award | CRC Industries joins TechForce | Donate Your Car | CREF 30 years | WD-40 increases participation in TechForce |

Announcing Penske Outstanding Student Award Winner

  Congratulations Melesa Starks – Winner of the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award Melesa is described by many as the “ideal candidate.” In addition to a perfect school record, her enthusiasm for the industry was evident to instructors in both her Automotive II and Volvo SAFE programs. Fellow students know Melesa is the one they

Tackling The Technician Shortage | Tire Business

In this webinar Tire Business Reporter Kathy McCarron talks with Jennifer Maher of TechForce Foundation, and Dan Gilley of RLO Training about some of the initiatives underway to encourage young people to pursue an automotive service career and review ways tire dealers and auto repair shops can attract and retain qualified technicians.     The