Under The Hood | December 2021


Techs Rock Awards 2021 Grand Prize Winner | Bogi Women Shifting Gears by Hemmings | Women Techs Rock | Donate Your Car | Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship | Throdle Partners With TechForce | Chasing Classic Cars’ Wayne Carini


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Announcing the Grand Prize Winner of TechForce’s 2021 Techs Rock Awards

The 2021 Techs Rock Grand Prize Winner is Donald Ranquist of South Jordan, UT! Donald is an automotive technician with CarMax, and was also named as the Awards’ 2021 Pay it Forward Category Winner. Donald will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to STX 2022 in Orlando, FL, as well as prizes valued at over $6,500 from TechForce partners. Learn about the 2021 Techs Rock Award winners here>>






TODAY – Live online interview with Bogi

shifting_gears_virtual_lap12_lateiner_1600x900Join TechForce celebrity ambassador Bogi today, Dec 7th at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT for an exclusive live online interview on the Women Shifting Gears podcast, Driven by Hemmings. Reserve your spot now>>








Tell us about women techs you know who rock

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TechForce is seeking women technicians to highlight in our #WomenTechsRock interview series (check it out here) and we need your help. If you know a woman who’s story should be shared, let us know. You might even see their interview in our next newsletter! Refer a woman tech who rocks>>









Donate your vehicle to support students – it’s tax-deductible!

Five Fixers Technicians-155Make a year-end donation by gifting your car, RV or boat to TechForce Foundation. Support students in their education and careers as professional transportation techs. Your tax-deductible donation will fund our work to inspire, connect and support the next generation of techs. Learn more and donate your vehicle today>>








Fall 2021 Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship Awardee

Nushrat Ahmed_1127029 (2)Congratulations to NASCAR Technical Institute student Nushrat Ahmed on receiving the Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship! The Award will help Nushrat cover the cost of her technician training and jump-start her career. Join the first social network built for current and future technicians to learn more about TechForce Foundation scholarships>>








Throdle donates $100,000 in support of TechForce’s mission

throdle logoTechForce is excited to announce that Throdle has joined our industry-wide campaign to build the next generation of transportation technicians, with a $100,000 donation to support TechForce’s mission. Throdle is an app for car lovers to share their passion, discover cars, connect and drive their automotive experience further. View TechForce’s full list of supporters here>>





Something fun – Questions for Chasing Classic Cars’ Wayne Carini

Wayne Carini event poster_220106-1Enter a question for Chasing Classic Cars host Wayne Carini, and it might be asked on our Jan. 6th live stream with Wayne and Mecum Auctions! All questions should be about tech careers or Wayne’s 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom Build. Submit your questions through “Contests” in TechForce’s social network>>






Happy Holidays from the TechForce Foundation team

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Thank you for your support and engagement throughout this past year. TechForce Foundation wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. We can’t wait to see you in 2022!




Thank you to all TechForce Foundation partners!

TFF-ALL-Partners-Logo-Lockup-211123Associations: Automotive Communications Council, Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA), American Rental Association (ARA), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), ASE Education Foundation, ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC), Auto Care Association/Women in Auto Care, Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT), Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA), Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR), Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence, National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC), National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), National Center for Autonomous Technology (NCAT), SkillsUSA, STEAM Sports Foundation and American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)

Celebrities: Charles Sanville (The Humble Mechanic), Lyn St. James (IndyCar), Bogi Lateiner (Girl Gang Garage), Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing – NHRA) and Julia Landauer (Julia Landauer Racing – NASCAR)

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