Guest Blog Series

Keep Learning… #Because I’m a Tech

Rising Technicians, a Tip for Success: Keep Learning by Scott Miller, President & CEO, Interstate Batteries   The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the United States needs at least 120,000 new transportation technicians each year just to meet demand.   The automotive aftermarket is a $277B industry, growing since 2010 and predicted to continue. It’s

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Techforce Foundation Announces 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Winners

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Techforce Foundation Announces 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Winners Ten automotive, diesel, motorcycle and collision repair technician students recognized for outstanding contributions as role models at school and in their communities.   April 17, 2019 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ — TechForce Foundation announces the 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner is

Haynes North America Joins Futuretech Success® Campaign

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HAYNES NORTH AMERICA JOINS FUTURETECH SUCCESS® CAMPAIGN Worldwide Leader in Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Manuals Announces Support for Industry-Wide Effort to Fuel the Next Generation of Mobility Technicians   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — April 10, 2019 — Haynes North America, Inc. has committed $50,000 in in-kind support

FutureTech Success Welcomes First Marine Sector Partner

  FUTURETECH SUCCESS® CAMPAIGN WELCOMES FIRST MARINE SECTOR PARTNER   Read Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Vice President Liz Walz’s Letter of support for TechForce Foundation®‘s FutureTech Success campaign below:   March 21, 2019   Dear Friends,   It’s no secret that the marine industry is faced with a severe shortage of qualified

CarMax Joins Campaign to End Technician Shortage

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CARMAX SIGNS ON TO SUPPORT TECHFORCE FOUNDATION®’S FUTURETECH SUCCESS® CAMPAIGN Partnership to support industry-wide initiative to address technician shortage   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — March 18, 2019 — With the transportation industry’s growing demand for technicians, CarMax is partnering with TechForce Foundation on its FutureTech Success campaign in

TechForce grant funds brand new FASE hydrogen fuel cell competition

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TechForce Foundation and FASE team-up to bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition to Denver area schools   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — February 26th, 2019 TechForce Foundation has just announced a grant to the Foundation for Advanced Stem Education (FASE), the first received by the newly-founded organization. FASE is focused

Announcing 2018 Techs Rock Awards Winners

  TechForce Foundation Announces its 2018 Techs Rock Awards Winners Five automotive and motorcycle technicians recognized as outstanding mentors, role models and professionals at work and in their communities   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — December 20, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional technicians, announces

Technician Supply & Demand Report: Update for Fall 2018

  TechForce Report Reveals Shortage of Vehicle Technicians Continues to Worsen Overall Gap in Supply and Demand of New Entrant Transportation Technicians Continues to Grow Despite Slight Uptick in Diesel Certifications   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — December 19, 2018 — TechForce Foundation® has released a Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report updating its “Transportation Technician Supply”

FORD, FUTURETECH SUCCESS CAMPAIGN SEEK TO HIGHLIGHT AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS

        Scottsdale, Ariz. — December 5, 2018 — Ford Motor Company is continuing to work with the TechForce Foundation to inspire tomorrow’s workforce of automotive technicians through a new FutureTech Success® campaign. This initiative will send the message to current and future techs that Ford respects, appreciates and champions trained technicians. TechForce

Great Dane Joins TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success Campaign

  Great Dane Supports TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® Campaign   Partnership to close the skills gap and fuel the next generation of technicians and craftsmen.   Scottsdale, Ariz. – December 3, 2018 — Great Dane has signed on as a supporter of TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success campaign, helping to close the skills gap for entry-level technicians

Penske Truck Leasing Joining TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success Campaign

Penske Truck Leasing Investing in Next Generation Maintenance Workforce by Joining TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® Campaign   READING, Pa., Nov. 27, 2018 – Penske Truck Leasing is joining the TechForce Foundation’s efforts to recruit the next generation of truck fleet maintenance technicians by serving as an early adopter in the foundation’s FutureTech Success campaign. The