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We aspire to nurture an environment and societal perception that celebrates,respects and encourages the gifted skills of those wishing to pursue a technical career in the transportation industry.

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TechForce Foundation was able to fuel the production and airing of this amazing documentary, Changing Gears, that follows three aspiring technicians as they road trip across the U.S., exploring the technician career path.  Watch for it airing on public television stations.

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We provide funding, in-kind resources and other forms of support to help students pursue and successfully achieve a technical education and career.

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Technician New Entrant Demand Report

NEW RELEASE:  TechForce’s New Entrant Demand Report reveals the severity of the vehicle tech storage! 

TechForce Foundation has released its first annual Transportation Technician New Entrant Demand Report, revealing the severity of the tech shortage, including insight into the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) new estimates which are more than triple previous estimates.

Additional technician workforce reports coming soon.

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Student Testimonials

“I am applying for this hardship grant because my roommate
left suddenly without telling me, leaving me with all the bills. Since my name is on the lease, I am trying to fulfill my obligations. I am a disabled vet, living on a fixed income. I simply don’t have the savings to cover his portion too. I have found a new roommate who will move in next month, but need support in bridging the gap as I finish my schooling. I could use this hardship grant to bridge the gap.””
“My “job” has been finishing up high school and helping take care of my family. To raise as much money as I could, I have been working a series of odd jobs for neighbors and my parent’s friends. Al told, I have saved $500. Also, my parents are setting up a bake sale and raffles to help raise money for me to be able to move and settle in a new state and a new home. I’m hoping to raise another $250, bringing my savings up to $750. A matching-grant from the UTI Foundation would allow me to make the move to Pennsylvania, so I can make the next step towards becoming a master mechanic.”
““I will be traveling 702 miles to attend the NASCAR Institute. Since I decided to attend school, I have been working non-stop, sometimes seven days a week to save money. Along with a full time job, I have hauled scrap metal, cut firewood and mowed lawns. I will have five hundred dollars saved for my traveling expenses. The relocation grant money would help me to make the move, settle into an apartment, and look for a job while going to school. I could focus better on school and wouldn’t be as stressed knowing that I have something to rely on, without depleting my whole savings, while I move to a place far from home.”

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Technician Shortage Worse Than Predicted

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In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians from 2016 to 2026 will be three times higher than was previously projected for the 2014 to 2024 period.

The TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit that supports technical education, has released its Transportation Technician New Entrant Demand report, which reveals the severity of the technician shortage.

Based on analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the report focuses […]

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