TechForce still operating at 100% as student needs spike

 

TechForce still operating at 100%.
Student needs expected to spike.

Dear students, TechForce partners and supporters,

We know coronavirus (COVID-19) is top of mind for everyone, as it is for all of us at TechForce Foundation. At this critical time, it is even more important for TechForce to remain dedicated and focused on our mission to support students training for transportation careers. For everyone’s continued safety, our staff has transitioned to work from home with no disruption to operations. We will continue to support students with scholarships and grants, and strengthen our infrastructure dedicated to driving the future workforce. We have canceled our hands-on mobile STEM Career Center outreach events until further notice.

Student needs are already spiking, especially as schools close and/or move to online learning, and job reductions are occurring. We anticipate increased demand for our emergency support. Annually we support hundreds of students with grants that help with food, rent, transportation and other critical needs. We expect demand to more than double in light of current events.

If you are fortunate to be in a position to help support these students, please consider a donation to TechForce. Click here to learn more>>

In these trying times, we feel it is still important to keep some positive news flowing. Because our Future Techs Rock campaign is 100% virtual, we plan to continue celebrating student techs with this campaign. We can all use a little positivity right now, and these awards are more important to students than ever before.

The transportation industry is extremely critical now as our hard-working friends work overtime to keep the equipment up and running to deliver food and medical supplies that keep us healthy and safe. The government has now recognized technicians as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. hey don’t have the luxury of working from home, so please join us in thanking them and supporting them wherever we can.

We will get through this together. Though things may be different when this crisis passes, students will eventually be able to return to school and America will continue rolling forward. With the support of our generous corporate and individual supporters TechForce will continue to be here for students, educators and employers in the transportation profession.

Stay safe, be kind, and wash your hands.

 

 

Written by TechForce Foundation

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