Under The Hood | October 2021


Techs Rock Awards | Stacey David | Driven To Care | TechForce Training Video | Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award | TechForce Trivia | Women Techs Rock GM Technician

2021 Techs Rock Awards are less than 2 weeks away!

TRA 2021_Awards Full Logo_Dark TextWe’re excited to announce nominations for the 3rd annual Techs Rock Awards will be open from 10/25/2021 to 11/10/21! Help us celebrate the nation’s most accomplished transportation technicians. Submit nominations starting Monday 10/25 at TechForce.org/TechsRock!

Help spread the word in the meantime by sharing the flyers in the “Free Marketing” section of the TechForce I-HUB Resource Portal>>


TODAY: Learn all about this amazing ride with Stacey David

Mecum walk around_Mercury Cougar_211013Don’t miss today’s exclusive, free online event! Spend some time with the one and only Stacey David, TV Host & Car Builder, as he gives a personal walkaround of his 1967 Mercury Cougar. The event is hosted by Mecum Auction and TechForce Foundation, and will be streamed live from Mecum Chattanooga. Tune in today Thursday, Oct 14 at 6 PM EDT/ 3 PM PDT here>>

Don’t miss a single free, exciting event! Join TechForce’s social network>>

Students participate in Driven to Care VIP experience at Autobahn

Autobahn event_weinberger ferari-3John F. Weinberger Driven to Care Legacy Fund (part of the Footprints Foundation) and TechForce teamed up to host more than 20 students for a day at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. Students were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and garages, speakers who shared information on automotive and racing technician careers, and given hot laps around the track. Special thanks to Autobahn, Lisa Weinberger and Continental Motors for making the event possible. Find upcoming events and apply for scholarships through JoinTechForce.org


Brush up with training in TechForce’s social network

hybrid trainingCan you easily explain how an electrical system works? Are you up to date on hybrid engines? Do you know how automated vehicles stay on the road? Stay up to date on advancing vehicle technology with free training from Advance Auto Parts, Cengage, Shell, WD-40, GM and other TechForce partners. Simply join TechForce’s peer network to get started>>

Marine Corps veteran receives Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award

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Congratulations to the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award winner, Luis Menjivar Diaz! A United States Marine Corps veteran, Luis has overcome every challenge life has thrown at him, never missing an opportunity to give back along the way. TechForce is proud to help him pursue his dream of becoming a Master Technician.

Learn how TechForce scholarships can help you with your technician training at JoinTechForce.org




Compete against other TechForce members with trivia & contests

peer network triviaClimb the leaderboard in TechForce’s social network by playing trivia, competing in contests and more! Your point totals will be shown against other users in the network. You could even be named the next TechForce champion! Join the only social network built for aspiring and working techs to get started>>



#WomenTechsRock – “Alright let’s get this done”


“I’m always learning stuff, it’s exciting… [everyone around me] is very proud of me.” GM technician
Brooke Fabian loves what she does, and knows the power of believing in yourself. Hear Brooke’s story in this week’s #WomenTechsRock interview>>

Would you or a technician you know like to be featured in our #WomenTechsRock interview series? Let us know>>

TechForce salutes 10 Missions Media on the ADAPT Summit

adapt conference stage-2TechForce recognizes our partner 10 Missions Media for organizing the ADAPT: Automotive Technology Summit (Dec 5-7, 2021) to support independent shops. The Summit is a forum for the automotive aftermarket that gives the resources, knowledge and strategies to overcome the obstacles you’ll face moving forward. Learn more about ADAPT>>


Thank you to all TechForce Foundation partners!

TFF-ALL-Partners-Logo-Lockup-210921Associations: 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)

Written by TechForce Foundation