TechForce Foundation

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12621 N. Tatum Blvd #304
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Our Mission: To champion students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.

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TechForce Foundation announces winner of 2021 Techs Rock Award

Dec. 7, 2021
Donald Ranquist of CarMax selected for top honors in 3rd annual Awards honoring technicians.
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Need for technicians estimated to outpace supply by 5 to 1

Oct. 29, 2021
TechForce Foundation report shows technicians supply took a big hit in 2020 from COVID while demand continued to increase.
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TechForce Foundation shares technician stories, career guide to correct misperceptions of tech careers

Aug. 27, 2021
TechForce Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has launched its national “Because I’m a Tech...'' campaign featuring a diverse group of technicians sharing their stories...
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Industry News

Nominate a student for the FutureTechs Rock Awards

April 14, 2021
Over $14,500 in prizes are up for grabs in TechForce’s 2021 FutureTechs Rock Awards!
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TechForce Foundation now accepting nominations for its 3rd annual FutureTechs Rock awards

April 12, 2021
TechForce Foundation’s annual FutureTechs Rock Awards season has begun.
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TechForce Foundation announces platform to advance the careers of future technicians

March 26, 2021
The foundation introduced a free platform dedicated to launching and advancing the careers of next generation technicians —

Articles & News

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NAPA, TechForce Foundation celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

By joining together, NAPA and Techforce Foundation are launching 'The NAPA Success for Techs Scholarships', which will be awarded this fall.
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TechForce launches "Grab the Wheel" campaign
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TechForce launches "Grab the Wheel" campaign

The campaign is an effort from the TechForce Foundation to help future technicians find education and a career that fits.
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The Garage

From accountant to Porsche Certified Technician

July 6, 2023
Making a career change at age 30 didn’t stop this young tech from obtaining his dream job.
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TechForce Foundation's 2023 Techs Rock Award winner announced
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TechForce Foundation's 2023 Techs Rock Award winner announced

June 26, 2023
18-year-old shop owner Riley Schlick-Trask wins TechForce’s 2023 Techs Rock Awards.
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TechForce opens public vote for Grand Prize in 2023 Techs Rock Awards

June 16, 2023
The TechForce Foundation has announced the Category Winners in the 2023 Techs Rock Awards and opens the Grand Price public vote.
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Nominations open May 15 for TechForce’s 2023 Techs Rock Awards

May 11, 2023
Five professional transportation/mobility technicians will be recognized nationally for their outstanding contributions as role models in their shops and communities.
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Learning the auto industry from the ground up

May 2, 2023
Auto technician Chiquita Downs is all in on achieving her big goals in the industry.
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Persistence in the face of doubt

April 10, 2023
This tech proved her doubters wrong and hopes she can inspire other young individuals to take on the challenge of becoming a master technician like her.
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Training and Resources

Ford donates $1M to TechForce Foundation to support scholarship program

March 30, 2023
The largest scholarship donation in TechForce history will nearly double the amount of scholarships awarded to financially-struggling students who are pursuing their career to...

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Video: WomenTechsRock: From pets to cars - How Nelly found a career that fits

Dec. 7, 2022
This tech started off at veterinary school before she found a career in the auto industry as a certified Nissan Master Technician.
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Panel: What young techs are looking for out of a shop

June 24, 2021
You aren't alone in your struggle to find and keep young techs in your shop. Three industry stakeholders weigh in on what we are doing wrong — and how to fix it — in the fight...
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Transportation technician supply and demand

May 13, 2019
When TechForce Foundation released its Technician Demand report and Technician Supply report, the gravity of the transportation technician shortage was clearly evident.

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100 percent of women technicians have faced gender bias: TechForce report

June 29, 2022
Auto repair shop owners have a role to play in bringing more women into the industry.
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4 skills needed to succeed in the automotive industry

April 21, 2022
A successful automotive technology professional needs skills that go beyond identifying the cause of a ping, thump, or ticking noise under the hood.
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From blue collar to new collar, how transportation careers have changed

March 16, 2022
The cars, trucks, and motorcycles of today are far different than those of a generation ago, which requires significant technical skills from the workers who service them.
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The basic tool set you need for a career as an auto tech

Feb. 21, 2022
An auto technician’s tool set is critical to their career. Here are the basic tools you need to get going when you start out.
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7 things to look for in a quality tech school

Feb. 4, 2022
You've thought long and hard and decided that a transportation tech career is the right path for you. But how do you know which school to choose? This article will guide you through...
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Women Techs Rock: Volvo tech Clary Bellino proved the naysayers wrong

Jan. 28, 2022
Networking within the company opened doors to a more challenging and fulfilling career.
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Blog: Automotive technician vs. mechanic: What's the difference?

Jan. 18, 2022
Unfortunately, each title brings a different image to mind, but they’re still used interchangeably.
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Women Techs Rock: EV tech Allison Donohoo works on the cutting edge of transportation

Dec. 29, 2021
This 23-year-old tech didn't let rude comments from other students stand in her way.
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Women Techs Rock: Josie Whitlock proves the value of good mentorship

Nov. 16, 2021
Whitlock's boss sends customers down the road if they refuse to have their car repaired by a female technician.
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EV impact on technician demand

Oct. 19, 2021
The tech shortage has been well documented, and many are concerned about what role electric and autonomous vehicles will have on tech retention in the future. Contributing Editor...
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3 tips for success as a female tech in the auto industry

Oct. 19, 2021
You don’t have to navigate this new working world all on your own. Check out these tips from women techs on how to succeed in the tech industry.
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Top 3 challenges women face in the auto tech industry

Oct. 15, 2021
While there are great rewards for women in an auto tech career—working with your hands, building something from scratch, the opportunity to be an entrepreneur—there are also challenges...
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Women Techs Rock: Shop owner Bethaney Bowman offers advice for women starting their automotive careers

Oct. 13, 2021
New technology advances to EV/hybrid and autonomy are changing the stigma for female techs