Posted on February 10, 2021 by TechForce Foundation in News
Topics in Under the Hood for February 2021:
Scholarship management of New Ford Tech’s ASSET program | TMCSuperTech mobile game | Be A Pathfinder – Learning Quiz | Scholarship winner – Penske Outstanding Student Award | CRC Industries joins TechForce | Donate Your Car | CREF 30 years | WD-40 increases participation in TechForce | Scholarships Available via Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central & Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship
TechForce Foundation awarded administration of Ford ASSET scholarships
New Ford Tech has transferred management of scholarships for its Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program to TechForce Foundation. Students applying for all Ford ASSET scholarships can now do so at TechForce.org/Scholarships>>
TMC debuts mobile game to spark students’ interest in diesel tech careers
TMCSuperTech is an augmented reality game that lets you progress through a career as a technician in the trucking industry. Start as a trainee and level up to full-time tech where you can gain in-game cash to customize the trucks in your garage. Do your job and do it well, and you will graduate from Full-Time Technician to the Owner of the shop itself! Download TMCSuperTech for free on Google Play>> and the App Store>>
“Be a Pathfinder” – TechForce generated 80% more new contacts
Thank you to our partners who joined in to make TechForce Foundation’s 2021 “Be a Pathfinder” promotion a success! 80% more people viewed our Learning Style Quiz and discovered their learning style than during last year’s campaign.
Scholarship winner highlight: Penske Outstanding Student Award
Congratulations to Melesa Starks, recent winner of the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award, recognizing students dedicated to succeeding in the automotive/diesel service industry who have demonstrated the ability to assist other students to do the same.
Melesa has since graduated from Universal Technical Institute and been offered a job with Volvo, allowing for a new city and new adventures. Victor De Leon, Jr. and Dakota Ty Hendrick were chosen as runners-up. Learn more about the winner>>
CRC Industries joins the workforce development campaign
TechForce Foundation welcomes CRC Industries as the newest partner in our industry wide workforce development campaign to inspire, connect and support the next generation of transportation technicians. Learn about CRC Industries>>
TechForce now accepting vehicle donations
Do you have a car, boat or RV you no longer want? Donate it to TechForce Foundation! Our vehicle donation program will pick up your car, boat or RV free of charge, whether it runs or not. Donate your vehicle today>>
CREF celebrates 30 years of supporting collision programs
TechForce association partner Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 by ramping up efforts to support high school and college collision programs, students and instructors nationwide. CREF will be announcing unique fundraising and support opportunities throughout 2021. Learn more about CREF’s celebration here>>
WD-40 Company increases participation in workforce development campaign
TechForce Foundation thanks long-time partner WD-40 Company for increasing its already significant participation in our industry wide workforce development campaign. Learn more about WD-40 Company>>
Scholarship Opportunity: Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central
Apply to Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central today. All it takes is one application to be considered for hundreds of scholarships from more than 40 donors. Students planning to pursue a transportation technician career are encouraged to apply before the March 31, 2021 deadline. Apply today>>
Scholarship Opportunity: Arkansas Trucking Association’s Carl Tapp Scholarship
High school seniors planning to attend a medium and/or heavy duty truck technician training program in the state of Arkansas after graduation are encouraged to apply for the Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship! Applications are due April 2, 2021. Apply today>>
Thank you to all TechForce Foundation partners!
Associations: Automotive Communications Council, Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA), American Rental Association (ARA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), ASE Education Foundation, ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC), Auto Care Association/Women in Auto Care, Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR), 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 and American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)
Celebrities: 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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