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28, Apr 28, Apr

Shortage of Auto Technicians Has Dealerships Taking Action

If the sticker shock faced by car shoppers in the showroom isn’t enough to provoke a cardiac episode, a visit to the dealership’s service department might do the job. That’s where a tire-kicking customer is likely to spot the sign announcing labor charges upward of $125 an hour, a rate typical in cities and at the low [...]

17, Apr 17, Apr

The Technician Roadtrip Begins

(Scottsdale, Arizona) – April 17, 2017 TechForce Foundation and Universal Technical Institute, Inc. are proud to announce the launch of our Technicians’ Roadtrip, which launched on Sunday, April 16, 2017. You can follow the roadtrip at roadtripnation.com, meet the technician “roadtrippers,” and follow their journey. The actual roadtrip and filming is happening now, and throughout [...]

30, Mar 30, Mar

Advance Auto Parts Partners With FutureTech Success Campaign To Help Address Technician Shortage

ROANOKE, Va., March 8, 2017 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, announced its support of the FutureTech SuccessSM campaign, a nationwide program launched by the TechForce Foundation to recruit and educate the next generation of automotive industry technicians.   As [...]

08, Mar 08, Mar

All-Female Crew Makes History w/ Chevy Montage Restoration

TechForce Foundation national board member Bogi Lateiner spearheads an all-female truck restoration project to inspire more young women to consider the career path, and to celebrate the talent of women technicians coast-to-coast. You go, girls! Consider donating to the crowdfunding campaign to fuel this effort. Read all about it: ChevyMontage_AllFemaleTruckBuild

08, Feb 08, Feb

NASCAR Tech Student Madison Conrad Revs Up For Her New Career

Photo by Joe Habina The 2017 NASCAR season begins soon and so will the racing career for one of NASCAR Technical Institute’s finest students. Madison Conrad, a 19-year-old Mooresville resident, will be completing the Auto/NASCAR/Pit Crew program at the Mooresville-based institution and moving on to a full-time job at Roush Yates Engines. Madison [...]

24, Jan 24, Jan

Madison Conrad Receives The Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award

Racing and winning are in Madison Conrad’s blood. Those forces drive her. A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Conrad’s grandfather and father both raced. Five-year-old Conrad raced Hot Wheels at the racetrack while her father competed at Duke City, Hollywood and Sandia speedways. Her love of the sport grew with her. Conrad, now a senior [...]

12, Jan 12, Jan

2017 Automotive Aftermarket Forecast

Update:  As Techs Gray, Fresh Faces Need by Gary Stamberger Click here to read the full article. Contribute to the FutureTech Success campaign today. To download a PDF of the FutureTech Success.