Category: Auto Repair

Penske Truck Leasing Joining TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success Campaign

November 27th, 2018 by

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

TechForce Foundation® names Tina Smith as its Director of National Partnership

October 8th, 2018 by

  TechForce Foundation® names Tina Smith as its Director of National Partnership   Scottsdale, AZ — October 08, 2018 — TechForce Foundation has named Tina Smith as its Director of National Partnership, responsible for developing corporate partnerships throughout the transportation industry (including automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, motorsports, aviation, aftermarket and restoration segments) that aim

CCAR joins TechForce to Inspire the Next Generation of Automotive Technicians

September 20th, 2018 by

Media Contacts:       Charles Ayers, CCAR 847-749-4375 Jennifer Maher, TechForce Foundation 623-445-0933   CCAR joins TechForce to inspire the next generation of automotive technicians   Palatine, IL — September 20, 2018 — The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) is pleased to announce its support for the nonprofit TechForce Foundation®’s new national

New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day

August 27th, 2018 by

  New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day TechForce Foundation launches – Because I’m a Tech campaign.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 27, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional transportation technicians, has launched its Because I’m a Tech campaign (hashtag #becauseimatech) to coincide

TechForce Sponsors Scholarships for Women Pursuing Technical Careers

July 31st, 2018 by

TechForce Foundation Sponsors $6,000 in Scholarships for Women Entering the Transportation Industry TechForce Foundation recently sponsored two $3,000 scholarships for young women pursuing careers in the transportation industry. The scholarships were administered by Women in Auto Care, a partner of the Foundation.   Callie discovered automotive two years ago, and in that time, has fallen

TechForce Collaboration Offers Curriculum Exploring STEAM in Motorsports

July 18th, 2018 by

  STEAM Sports Foundation Launches the “STEAM Behind Motorsports” Curriculum   (Atlanta, GA, July 18, 2018) – STEAM Sports Foundation, an affiliate of the STEAM Sports Group, recently introduced a six-activity “STEAM Sports Classroom” curriculum about the STEAM Behind Motorsports.  Designed as a two-week study, the curriculum focuses on chassis, data analytics, engine, fuel, nutrition

New TechForce Report Reveals Supply Shortage Growing, Unable to Match Pace with Demand

June 26th, 2018 by

TechForce Report Reveals Growing Severity of the Supply Shortage in Vehicle Technicians Gap between postsecondary graduate numbers and job openings continues to widen   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 26, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring transportation technicians has released a new report  — “Transportation Technician Supply Report” — that

TechForce Foundation Honors Terry Emig’s Legacy

June 14th, 2018 by

Terry Emig, much-beloved colleague and former director of motorsports and event marketing at Universal Technical Institute (UTI), is also the namesake of TechForce Foundation’s Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award, established in 2017 by his most ardent admirers, Nancy Bruner of Shell Lubricants and Kim McWaters of UTI. Before Terry’s recent and poignant passing, a limited-edition,

WD-40 Company Partners with TechForce Foundation

May 29th, 2018 by

WD-40 Company Announces Three-Year Partnership With Techforce Foundation   Partnership to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® Industry-wide Initiative   SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2018 –  WD-40 Company and TechForce Foundation have teamed up to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ initiative, an industry-wide effort to help solve the technician shortage in America, champion the vehicle

How Trucking is Addressing the Diesel Technician Shortage

May 10th, 2018 by

This article originally appeared on on May 7, 2018; written by Ronnie Garrett. Ed Chipalowsky is a diesel technology instructor for Monroe Career and Technical Institute in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. Though at first blush, the words technical institute imply the school solely caters to post high school graduates, Chipalowsky teaches in its high school program