TechForce Foundation encourages and supports students to and through their technical education, and into careers in the AUTOMOTIVE, DIESEL, COLLISION REPAIR, MOTORCYCLE, MARINE, NASCAR and other transportation industries through SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, CAREER DEVELOPMENT and other special programs.
“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.”
Above is a message from Jennifer Maher | CEO & Executive Director
What does a rapidly shrinking workforce mean for a booming industry rooted in the fast paced world of cutting-edge technology? The perfect storm is afoot. This is exactly the catastrophe staring down the world of transportation tech. With seasoned technicians retiring at an astounding rate, there are simply not enough individuals trained and ready to take their […]