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 championing future techs to and through their education.

Shell Lubricants, featuring Pennzoil and Shell Rotella, recognizes that the techs in training today will become the techs supporting and utilizing their products tomorrow, and seek to build that relationship from the get-go. This foresight and commitment to the future of the industry is admirable. Shell Lubricants’ personal interest in each individual future technician has led them to largely support Life Happens emergency grants. Fully aware that there are just some expenses you cannot put off until after schooling, Shell Lubricants has committed to keeping techs in school no matter what life throws their way. This aid is delivered in the form of on-campus food pantries, as well as on-the-spot emergency relief grants including gas and prepaid cards. Providing students with the help needed to overcome unforeseen circumstances that could potentially derail their education shows Shell Lubricants’ sincere care for the students themselves, as well as a pledge to preserve the bright future of the industry.

In addition to supporting students dealing with emergency costs, Shell Lubricants has also helped fund Pedal to the Metal scholarships, helping students financially in their pursuit of advanced training. Advanced training programs are manufacturer-specific programs that allow students to hone in their skills in a target field. As a lubricant company, Shell Lubricants does not have an advanced training program dedicated to their brand; this allows students receiving financial help through Pedal to the Metal scholarships funded by Shell Lubricants to pursue whichever advanced track they wish to. This demonstrates yet another way Shell Lubricants is committed to bettering each and every tech on their individual journey to achieve their dreams.

Shell Lubricants’ support of TechForce Foundation and our mission does not stop there, though. They have also provided great help to the Foundation itself through lending their marketing expertise and branding managers to help us get started. Their commitment to and relationship with the Foundation in order to bring about the shared goal of supporting technicians in achieving their dreams has been steadfast throughout. This very generous aid helped kick-start the Foundation in enacting our purpose, and for this we are deeply grateful.

TechForce Foundation and Shell Lubricants, featuring Pennzoil and Shell Rotella, look forward to this continued alliance in enabling student techs to overcome the curveballs life may throw their way on the road to achieving the education and careers of their dreams.


TechForce Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that encourages and supports students pursuing post-secondary technical education and careers in the transportation industry. The Foundation distributes more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors. For more information visit

About Shell Lubricants
The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12 percent of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

*Kline & Company, “Global Lubricants Industry November 2016: Market Analysis and Assessment.

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