Under The Hood | June 2021

TOPICS IN UNDER THE HOOD FOR  JUNE 2021:

WOMEN TECHS SHARE STORIES | CARMAX CAREER DAY | CRC TICKET GIVEAWAY | WELCOME MARK FERNER | MIGHTY AUTO PARTS PARTNERSHIP | CARS YEAH! WINNER INTERVIEWS | CELEBRITY CAR NAME | DONATE YOUR VEHICLE, BOAT, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK…

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Calling all women technicians: Share your story!

Only 2.5% of technicians are women. It is time to celebrate them, learn from them and work together to raise the percentage! Help us share stories from women techs who rock and inspire the next generation. Tell us who we should recognize at TechForce.org/WomenTechStories

Attend the first ever CarMax Curbside Career Day

carmax-service-ops-1TechForce partner CarMax is hosting the first ever CarMax Curbside Career Day Thursday June 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in 16 cities. There will be job opportunities for both new and seasoned automotive professionals, with potential for jobs to be offered on the spot. Learn how you can attend the event here>>

 
 

NASCAR Truck Series ticket giveaway from CRC Industries

CRC_Pocono_Ticket_Giveaway_210602We’ve partnered with CRC Industries for a NASCAR ticket giveaway! Enter by 6/20 for your chance at a ticket to the CRC Brakleen 150 NASCAR Truck Series Doubleheader Weekend at Pocono Raceway. Winners announced 6/21. Learn more and enter at JoinTechForce.org

 
 

TechForce Welcomes Board Member Mark FernerMark-Ferner_263x270_210518

Mark Ferner of Bridgestone Retail Operations has joined TechForce Foundation’s Board of Directors. Mark brings experience and insight from his time as a technician and more than 30 years of technical R&D and operational leadership to the TechForce Board. Congratulations, Mark! Learn more about TechForce Foundation’s Board of Directors here>>

 

Announcing Mighty Auto Parts support for TechForce Foundation

Mighty_Auto_Parts_124x80_210521Mighty Auto Parts has joined TechForce Foundation’s growing list of supporters with a $25,000 contribution in support of our work to inspire, support and connect the next generation of transportation technicians. Learn more about Mighty Auto Parts here>>

 

CarsYeah! interviews TechForce winners

Cars Yeah LogoThe CarsYeah! Podcast recently interviewed Kassidy Nixon, the 2020 FutureTechs Rock AwardsTM Restoration Category Winner and Jordan Smith, the top female student in TechForce’s Peer-Network beta test. Both women are studying to become transportation technicians. Listen to Kassidy’s interview>> and Jordan’s interview>> to learn more.

 

 

peer network_celebrity car contest-2Something fun… What celebrity is your car?

If you were only allowed to use one tool to fix your ride, what would you choose? If your car was a celebrity, who would it be? Take a minute and submit your answers in our peer network under “Challenges” and vote for your favorite to earn points! Join TechForce today to get started>>

 

Support technician students: Donate your vehicle to TechForce

Five Fixers Technicians-155Donate your car, RV or boat to TechForce Foundation to support students in their education and careers as professional transportation technicians. Your car donation will fund our work to inspire, connect and support the next generation of techs. Donate your vehicle today by calling 1-877-957-2277 or clicking here>>

Thank you to all TechForce Foundation partners!

TFF-ALL-Partners-Logo-Lockup-210521Associations: 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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