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TechForce Foundation Launches FutureTechs Rock Awards

TechForce Foundation has launched its first annual FutureTechs Rock Awards. The awards recognize the student community of future mobility technicians who are displaying passion and commitment while driving the future of the transportation industry. Complete details and nomination information can be found online at TechForceFoundation.org/FutureTechsRock.

"It's inspiring to witness so many promising student technicians across the country making such significant impacts on both their schools and communities," says Jennifer Maher, executive director of TechForce Foundation. "The FutureTechs Rock Awards recognize these talented individuals for their commitment to ensuring the future of American transportation. They are showing us firsthand that automotive and diesel technicians are a high-tech, in-demand, STEM profession.”

The 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards are accepting nominations through March 27, 2019, at 4 p.m. PT. The awards are open to students enrolled in high-school and post-secondary transportation education programs.

Finalists, as selected by a panel of industry judges and announced on April 11, 2019, will then advance to a public vote which will select the grand prize winner, who will be unveiled on April 17, 2019. Prizes include tool vouchers and education scholarships sponsored by TechForce partners: Snap-on, Cengage and Haynes.

To learn more about the 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards or to nominate an outstanding technical student in your community, visit TechForceFoundation.org/FutureTechsRock

TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) with the mission to champion students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional transportation technicians. The Foundation distributes more than $2 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors, and is spearheading FutureTech Success, the industry-wide initiative to help encourage and support more young people to pursue the vehicle technician profession.

For more information, visit www.techforcefoundation.org.

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