Our Work

Transportation Technician Workforce | TechForce Foundation

Our Philosophy

We’re all wired differently and not every student wants to go to a 4-year university. For many, a technical education and career is an ideal pathway to a vibrant, sustainable future. 

It’s time our nation brings back respect for technical education, skilled trades and  these `new collar’ STEM careers. Skilled technicians are essential workers who keep America rolling.

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Career Hub

to Connect Students

Using a cloud-based, IT platform, TechForce Foundation starts early, helping middle and high school students consider and explore the technician career and stays with them through their journey, connecting them to resources, such as schools, scholarships & grants, apprenticeships and jobs-the tools needed to steer their future success.

Scholarships &

TechForce annually awards millions of dollars to students to obtain their technical education.

Internships & Apprenticeships

TechForce connects students to apprenticeships with employers across all sectors of technology.

Part & Full Time Technician Jobs

Students, recent grads or working techs find part-time and full-time technician oriented jobs in industry.

Campaigns: Help Students and Parents Explore the Career

Annual Giving Campaign

This annual giving campaign encourages donations to support our mission, career & technical education, skilled trades, and workforce development. Donors select a nominal monthly giving amount or a single, annual gift. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.


Grab The Wheel

TechForce and its partners activate national social media, PR, advertising and community promotions to show respect for technicians and to reframe the image, opportunities and exciting emerging technologies related to this career path during this “lead up to Labor Day-campaign.” 

Techs Rock Awards 2024-2025

Congrats to our 2023-2024 winners! This past year we revamped awards program, with a new look, structure, and prizes. Stay tuned for this year’s Techs Rock Awards in starting in November!

Techs Rock Awards

Each year, TechForce honors working technicians across all sectors who are full of passion, overcame incredible barriers to pursue the profession of their dreams, and pay it forward in helping the next generation of technicians to thrive. Nominate, vote, and celebrate these amazing transportation technician professionals!

FutureTechs Rock Awards | Student | TechForce Foundation

FutureTechs Rock Awards

TechForce celebrate aspiring, next-generation technicians. Nominate, vote, and celebrate high school and post-secondary students enrolled in auto, aviation, collision, diesel, marine, motorcycle, motorsport, restoration, welding, and EV training programs across the country who evoke passion, grit, and commitment.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

TechForce's DE&I initiative ensures diverse populations see themselves represented in the industry, gain scholarships and grants, and have access to mentors and peers.

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Military Transition

TechForce supports Veterans in transitioning their skills from deployment to professional technician jobs here at home.

$4M Scholarships & Grants

TechForce Foundation has awarded $18M+ in scholarships and grants since 2007 to financially-disadvantaged students to obtain their technical education. From tuition scholarships to relocation and emergency grants, TechForce helps students to stay in school, get trained, and be workforce-ready.

$4 Million

scholarships & grants
awarded annually


student applications
received annually


technical students received scholarships annually


are financially-disadvantaged
post-secondary students

Local, Hands-On Student Experiences

Student Experiences

We believe that students need hands-on, physical experiences with engines and technology to get interested and build their passion. They need to meet industry mentors, brands, and employers in order to have insight as to what the career offers. TechForce coordinates free, local, hands-on experiences for students to meet mentors & employers. Building their network and exploring the transportation technician profession.

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"By connecting students, instructors, industry pros and working techs, the TechForce Foundation provides unilateral support to the transportation industry’s technician recruiting needs… The administration of our Scholarships by the TechForce team has been instrumental in delivering us with a successful method to gain interest from qualified candidates as well as provide our students with additional assistance to complete their education."
Tony Farr
Ford Technical Programs Manager