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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New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day

  New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day TechForce Foundation launches – Because I’m a Tech campaign.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 27, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional transportation technicians, has launched its Because I’m a Tech campaign (hashtag #becauseimatech) to coincide

TechForce Sponsors Scholarships for Women Pursuing Technical Careers

TechForce Foundation Sponsors $6,000 in Scholarships for Women Entering the Transportation Industry TechForce Foundation recently sponsored two $3,000 scholarships for young women pursuing careers in the transportation industry. The scholarships were administered by Women in Auto Care, a partner of the Foundation.   Callie discovered automotive two years ago, and in that time, has fallen

TechForce Collaboration Offers Curriculum Exploring STEAM in Motorsports

  STEAM Sports Foundation Launches the “STEAM Behind Motorsports” Curriculum   (Atlanta, GA, July 18, 2018) – STEAM Sports Foundation, an affiliate of the STEAM Sports Group, recently introduced a six-activity “STEAM Sports Classroom” curriculum about the STEAM Behind Motorsports.  Designed as a two-week study, the curriculum focuses on chassis, data analytics, engine, fuel, nutrition

Student Pursues Passion with Support from TechForce Ambassador Program

  Student Pursues His Passion, with Support from TechForce Foundation®   Andrew’s dream career is to build custom motorcycles. He stumbled across his passion while growing up in Northern Idaho. Like many future technicians Andrew tinkered with machines, pulling apart dirt bikes to repair them, or just to see how things worked.   Over the

New TechForce Report Reveals Supply Shortage Growing, Unable to Match Pace with Demand

TechForce Report Reveals Growing Severity of the Supply Shortage in Vehicle Technicians Gap between postsecondary graduate numbers and job openings continues to widen   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 26, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring transportation technicians has released a new report  — “Transportation Technician Supply Report” — that

TechForce Announces $10,000 Brienne Davis Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Angelina who was awarded a $10,000 NASCAR / Brienne Davis Memorial Tuition Scholarship.   Ever since Angelina was a little girl, her family would travel 10 hours to ride sand rails in the desert. Together, with her grandparents and father, they assembled a soap box car from scratch; racing it for four years. At the

TechForce Foundation Honors Terry Emig’s Legacy

Terry Emig, much-beloved colleague and former director of motorsports and event marketing at Universal Technical Institute (UTI), is also the namesake of TechForce Foundation’s Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award, established in 2017 by his most ardent admirers, Nancy Bruner of Shell Lubricants and Kim McWaters of UTI. Before Terry’s recent and poignant passing, a limited-edition,

WD-40 Company Partners with TechForce Foundation

WD-40 Company Announces Three-Year Partnership With Techforce Foundation   Partnership to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® Industry-wide Initiative   SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2018 –  WD-40 Company and TechForce Foundation have teamed up to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ initiative, an industry-wide effort to help solve the technician shortage in America, champion the vehicle

How Trucking is Addressing the Diesel Technician Shortage

This article originally appeared on TruckingInfo.com on May 7, 2018; written by Ronnie Garrett. Ed Chipalowsky is a diesel technology instructor for Monroe Career and Technical Institute in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. Though at first blush, the words technical institute imply the school solely caters to post high school graduates, Chipalowsky teaches in its high school program

Repairing the Tech Career Pipeline

This article originally appeared on April 13, 2018 in Fixed Ops Business; written by Kelly Beaton. The auto industry is on the verge of major changes, considering the possible disruption that innovations like autonomous vehicles pose. And, Jennifer Maher fears the industry might be ill-equipped to take on such challenges. The cold, hard stats seem