Category: Futuretech Success

Collective Action is the Answer

June 20th, 2018 by

Collective Action is the Answer The tech shortage is an industry problem that has to be solved by the industry as a whole.   Contributed by Greg Settle   If you have been around the transportation industry for any length of time, the phrase “technician shortage” has to be a familiar one. Other than a

Shifting the Myth

April 16th, 2018 by

Shifting the Myth Guest Contributor: Tom Gray   Many automotive technicians were inspired to work in this industry for very personal reasons – maybe they grew up working in their family’s repair shop, have a knack for taking stuff apart and putting it back together again or they’ve just always had a passion for cars.

Repairing the Tech Career Pipeline

April 13th, 2018 by

This article originally appeared on April 13, 2018 in Fixed Ops Business; written by Kelly Beaton. The auto industry is on the verge of major changes, considering the possible disruption that innovations like autonomous vehicles pose. And, Jennifer Maher fears the industry might be ill-equipped to take on such challenges. The cold, hard stats seem

Your Guide to Apprenticeships

April 3rd, 2018 by

This article originally appeared on April 3, 2018 in Ratchet+Wrench; written by Travis Bean.   As Sarah Price and Cindy Weinberg take their turns at the podium, they address the store managers, the mentors, the company’s CEO in attendance. Oh, and we can’t forget the most important guests: the employees who have just graduated from Virginia Tire

ARA Partners with TechForce Foundation to Raise the Profile of Trade and Technical Careers

March 19th, 2018 by

  TechForce Foundation and the American Rental Association are collaborating to address the technician workforce demand.The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation, Scottsdale, Ariz., are collaborating in an effort to raise the profile of trade and technical careers necessary to support future growth in the equipment rental industry. TechForce Foundation is a leading, educational, nonprofit

TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ Initiative Teams Up With NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer

November 8th, 2017 by

Scottsdale, AZ — Julia Landauer, NASCAR powerhouse, female racer and advocate for women in S.T.E.M., has signed on as an official partner of TechForce Foundation and its FutureTech Success™ campaign. This industry-wide initiative aims to drive tomorrow’s workforce of transportation technicians by repositioning the image of the profession. Moreover, the campaign provides middle- and high-school

AutoZone Supports the FutureTech Success™ Initiative to Fuel Future Technician Workforce

October 5th, 2017 by

Memphis, Tenn. (October 05, 2017) – AutoZone, Inc., (NYSE: AZO), the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive parts and accessories, has signed on as a national corporate sponsor of TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ campaign, an industry-wide initiative to fuel the future pipeline of transportation technicians by repositioning the image of the profession and providing