Hands-On Student Experiences

Introducing Students to
Hands-On Experiences

Young people rarely tinker in their garage anymore, can’t afford tickets to events, shows, races or rallies, don’t have parents interested in engines, or have career & technical education programs at local schools.

So if students don’t know what they don’t know, how do they learn about the professional technician career? TechForce knows that physical experiences and introductions to mentors and employers are what can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

TechForce organizes student experiences, including field trips to employer locations and VIP tours at events so that students can interact with the career and industry. Instead of being a one-hit-wonder, TechForce continues to nurture students long after these incredible hands-on experiences, giving them the resources and guidance to pursue their careers.

Some of Our Student Experiences

Driven to Care: John Weinberger Student Experiences

Students visit automotive service centers, restoration shops and race tracks to explore career opportunities and the thrill of engines.

Mecum Auctions: Nationwide VIP Access and Tours

VIP access to Mecum Auctions across the U.S., walk arounds with celebrities like Wayne Carini, and the ability to throw an auction block hammer.

SVRA: Vintage Racing Tickets, Tours and Pit Crew Meet & Greets

See pit crews in action at vintage races across the country, meet racing enthusiasts, and consider a career as a motorsports technician.

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Underwrite Student Experiences

We need venues, event producers and corporate sponsors to donate admission tickets to events anywhere in the U.S. so TechForce can rev up students’ passion for the industry and career.

Additionally, we need donations to underwrite food and beverage, bus transportation, and logistics planning.

If you can help, please contact us.

Email Us

Michelle Abril at mabril@techforce.org

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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