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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TechForce Foundation Unveils Microsite for FutureTech Success Initiative

TechForce is excited to announce the launch of its latest creation in the drive to fuel the future pipeline of transportation technicians, the FutureTech Success microsite.   FutureTech Success is a multi-faceted, industry-wide campaign purposed with building the future transportation technician workforce by repositioning the image of the profession, giving middle- and high-school students, parents and

Auto Care Association and TechForce Foundation Partner in FutureTech Success Campaign

The Auto Care Association has partnered with TechForce Foundation in its new national initiative, FutureTech Success, in an effort to fuel the pipeline of tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. As part of the Auto Care Association’s Job and Career Development program, the association will offer support to the initiative to deliver the message that being a

UTI Supports TechForce Expansion to Reach More Students In Need

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) has been a faithful friend to TechForce Foundation (formerly known as the Universal Technical Institute Foundation) since the very beginning more than ten years ago, consistently providing support through donations and aid to ensure TechForce’s mission (to champion students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional

Automotive Technicians Are Retiring While Technician Shortage Continues

What does a rapidly shrinking workforce mean for a booming industry rooted in the fast paced world of cutting-edge technology? The perfect storm is afoot. This is exactly the catastrophe staring down the world of transportation tech. With seasoned technicians retiring at an astounding rate, there are simply not enough individuals trained and ready to

Shell Lubricants Featuring Pennzoil and Shell Rotella: A Friendly Face to the Student Tech in Need

Shell Lubricants, featuring Pennzoil and Shell Rotella, has been a true friend to the technician through their alliance with TechForce Foundation. TechForce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on encouraging and supporting students pursuing post-secondary technical education and careers in the transportation industry. We rely on generous associates, like Shell Lubricants, to aid us in

TechForce Teams Up With Arizona Science Center to Create a New Kind of Challenge

TechForce Foundation has partnered with the Arizona Science Center to dream up the CREATE U: TechForce Foundation Transportation Challenge. The world of automotive transportation tech isn’t just junkyards, gears, and grease anymore. The industry is made up of a multitude of shiny, new parts that are constantly in motion. There’s never a dull moment, and

As Techs Gray, Fresh Faces Needed

As Techs Gray, Fresh Faces Needed “It was a report on the 2016 Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) Conference where the latest discussion concerns how we as an industry can influence young people to come into the automotive field”……. Download and read the full article at Techs Gray, Fresh Faces Needed Original article written by

Shortage of Auto Technicians Has Dealerships Taking Action

  Shortage of Auto Technicians Has Dealerships Taking Action If the sticker shock faced by car shoppers in the showroom isn’t enough to provoke a cardiac episode, a visit to the dealership’s service department might do the job. That’s where a tire-kicking customer is likely to spot the sign announcing labor charges upward of $125 an hour,

The Technician Roadtrip Begins

The Technician Roadtrip Begins (Scottsdale, Arizona) – April 17, 2017 TechForce Foundation and Universal Technical Institute, Inc. are proud to announce the launch of our Technicians’ Roadtrip, which launched on Sunday, April 16, 2017. You can follow the roadtrip at roadtripnation.com, meet the technician “roadtrippers,” and follow their journey. The actual roadtrip and filming is

Advance Auto Parts Partners With FutureTech Success Campaign To Help Address Technician Shortage

ROANOKE, Va., March 8, 2017 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, announced its support of the FutureTech SuccessSM campaign, a nationwide program launched by the TechForce Foundation to recruit and educate the next generation of automotive industry technicians.   As