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June 14, 2022

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TODAY: Jennifer Maher live on Women Shifting Gears Podcast

Catch TechForce CEO Jennifer Maher on the Women Shifting Gears podcast today June 14th at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT. Don’t miss out on this free event! Register now to save your seat>>

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TechForce students met the pros at Formula Drift

Students from TechForce’s social network got free tickets and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Formula DRIFT race in New Jersey this weekend, thanks to Ford and Throdle. Don’t miss another event – find your tickets today>>

TechForce scholarship helps student pursue his dream career

Scholarship recipient_Steven G_portrait-1Steven has always loved cars. His dream is “to become the best automotive technician I can be,” and he is one step closer to achieving it thanks to a “Pedal to the Metal MSAT” Relocation Award from TechForce. These awards help cover necessary moving costs when students continue on to Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training.

Steven looks forward to expanding his knowledge about transportation technology and launching his tech career. Learn how TechForce scholarships and grants can help you>>

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All of TechForce together in one place

We have made it even easier to access everything TechForce has to offer. You can now find all things TechForce – our social network, scholarships, industry resources and more – in one place at TechForce.org. Turbocharge your technician career with TechForce>>

Lyft and TechForce join forces to help students get to class

Lyft_Logo_Pink-1-1TechForce and Lyft have partnered to provide free rides to students in need who otherwise don’t have a way to get to school due to unforeseen circumstances. TechForce is also exploring a pilot program with Lyft to offer free car repairs to students with a demonstrated need. The repair program is expected to launch in the coming months. See our full list of partners here>>

CTE Instructors on why educators like using TechForce

Screen Shot 2022-06-14 at 11-35-26 AMHear from instructors Fanny Perez Michaud and Sal Cappiello on why they like using TechForce’s Career Network in their classrooms, and why you should, too! There is no cost to join TechForce or to access the free training materials, trivia, scholarships, industry events and other resources offered. Join TechForce now>>

#WomenTechsRock Hear aviation technician Angel Green’s advice


Whether an airplane carries people or packages technicians like Angel Green keep them moving. Angel worked her way up from student to aviation technician and is now a Quality Control Supervisor at UPS Airlines. Hear her advice for setting boundaries and succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated space in our most recent #WomenTechsRock interview>>

Help us inspire the next generation of women technicians. Tell us who we should interview at TechForce.org/WomenTechStories

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TechForce is growing – Join our team!

TechForce is growing. We recently welcomed Laylah Copertino as TechForce’s Volunteer Engagement Manager and our newest team member. Meet the entire TechForce team on our website.

If you would like to join our team, check here for open positions with TechForce>>

Join the great organizations below in supporting TechForce. Donate now>>


Thank you to TechForce Foundation’s top-tier corporate partners and celebrity ambassadors!

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"By connecting students, instructors, industry pros and working techs, the TechForce Foundation provides unilateral support to the transportation industry’s technician recruiting needs… The administration of our Scholarships by the TechForce team has been instrumental in delivering us with a successful method to gain interest from qualified candidates as well as provide our students with additional assistance to complete their education."
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