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11, Nov 11, Nov

Technician Shortage Worse Than Predicted

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 [...]

06, Nov 06, Nov

75,900 Auto Technicians Needed

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 [...]

16, Oct 16, Oct

TechForce Foundation announces Partnership with Interstate Batteries

For years, society has pushed that a university education is the only path to a successful career. This messaging steered students away from exploring trade careers—such as automotive technicians and electricians—leaving most to view these jobs as undesirable with no future. But this is not the case. The U.S. is home to the second largest [...]

05, Oct 05, Oct

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

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 [...]

06, Sep 06, Sep

$10,000 Raised For UTI Houston Campus

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’ [...]

30, Aug 30, Aug

Emergency Relief Fund For Houston’s Future Techs

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 [...]

22, Aug 22, Aug

Sunstate Equipment Donates $15,000 to Help TechForce Foundation Solve Tech Shortage

As the transportation and heavy equipment industry faces a severe shortfall of qualified automotive and diesel technicians, Sunstate Equipment, a leading Arizona-based equipment rental company with a long history of supporting local communities through charitable giving, is taking action by awarding $15,000 in combined grants to TechForce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that will help students [...]

25, Jul 25, Jul

FutureTech Success The Campaign

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 [...]

24, Jul 24, Jul

Autoshop Solutions to Build FutureTech Successsm Website

Autoshop Solutions to Build FutureTech Successsm  Website, Adding Fuel to TechForce Foundation’s Campaign Autoshop Solutions has donated a generous $50,000 in in-kind services to TechForce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit purposed with supporting technical students to and through their education and into careers in the transportation industry, toward building a website to serve the FutureTech Success [...]