Category: Involvement Opportunities

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

Calling Mentors in Phoenix

February 22nd, 2017 by

The FutureTech Success campaign is seeking mentors throughout metropolitan Phoenix to inspire middle- and high-school students in automotive technology. Beginning in Fall 2017, a pilot program at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix will welcome 8th and 9th graders to tinker during its transportation challenge one day a week afterschool and on periodic Saturdays.

Auto Shop Makeovers

February 22nd, 2017 by

FutureTech Success campaign is dedicated to supporting local auto shop programs in high school and afterschool nonprofits across the country. Too often these programs struggle to get the resources and support they deserve. Our industry NEEDS technicians, so helping to ensure they have access to awesome programs is our responsibility. Industry needs to step up

Best Practices Sought

February 22nd, 2017 by

Why should we keep reinventing the wheel?  Seriously, we’re all in the same boat regarding the technician shortage and we need to pull together in order to help fuel the future pipeline. This means taking a long, hard look at how we attract, recruit, hire, retain and continually train our technician workforce. FutureTech Success seeks to gather