Category: News

Great Dane Joining TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success Campaign

December 3rd, 2018 by

  Great Dane Supports TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® Campaign   Partnership to close the skills gap and fuel the next generation of technicians and craftsmen.   Scottsdale, Ariz. – December 3, 2018 — Great Dane has signed on as a supporter of TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success campaign, helping to close the skills gap for entry-level technicians

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,

Arizona Science Center, TechForce Foundation aim to inspire next generation of automotive experts with transportation challenge

December 15th, 2017 by

CREATE U program focuses on skills training, technical trades PHOENIX (December 15, 2017) As Valley businesses see a skills-gap in specialized training for jobs that do not require a four-year college degree, specifically the automotive and diesel industry, Arizona Science Center and TechForce Foundation have created an afterschool program introducing urban youth in grades seven

Technician Shortage Worse Than Predicted

November 11th, 2017 by

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians from 2016 to 2026 will be three times higher than was previously projected for the 2014 to 2024 period. The TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit that supports technical education, has released its Transportation Technician New Entrant Demand report, which reveals the

75,900 Auto Technicians Needed

November 6th, 2017 by

Previously, BLS projections showed an average annual new entrant demand of 23,720 auto technicians for the 2014-2024 period. TechForce’s report has revised that number to show demand for 75,900 for the 2016-2026 decade. The demand for collision and diesel technicians is similar. The newly projected BLS average annual new entrant demand of 28,300 diesel technicians

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

$10,000 Raised For UTI Houston Campus

September 6th, 2017 by

Friends —  Following the hurricane in Houston, TechForce Foundation is doing its part to support students attending the UTI-Houston campus. To date, we’ve raised just shy of $10,000!  Thank you to all who have contributed. Since we expect great need now that students have returned to school, TechForce has immediately released $6,000 to the campus’

Emergency Relief Fund For Houston’s Future Techs

August 30th, 2017 by

Friends- TechForce Foundation’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and Louisiana. We are awaiting updates from many of the Foundation’s scholarship and grant recipients and their fellow students who attend the Universal Technical Institute-Houston campus, training to become automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians. We are sure that many will need our