Deadline Approaches for FutureTechs Rock Awards Nominations

March 12, 2020

The nonprofit TechForce Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards through 4 p.m. PT on March 24.

Dedicated to helping student techs achieve their professional dreams, TechForce created this award to honor the student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry.

There will be a finalist for each of the ten transportation categories and one of those category finalists will become the People’s Choice Grand Prize winner.

Each category finalist, selected by a panel of industry experts, will receive an AutoZone gift card, Duralast tool set, online subscription to Haynes Manuals, Ford Professional tools and ASE study guides from Cengage Learning.

The grand prize winner, chosen by popular vote, will have the option to choose between a $1,000 TechForce Foundation Scholarship and other prizes, including an iPad Air from Ford Motor Co.

People’s Choice Voting

April 6-10, 2020, is the People’s Choice voting period, when the public will cast their votes (more than 25,000 votes last year) among ten national finalists.

The FutureTechs Rock Awards are part of TechForce Foundation’s workforce development initiative to help inspire and support tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. The initiative is sponsored by industry partners, including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, CarMax, FedEx Freight, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nissan North America, Penske Truck Leasing, Shell Pennzoil, Snap-on, Toyota USA Foundation, Universal Technical Institute and WD-40.

To learn more about the 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards or to nominate an outstanding technical student in your community, visit the nomination page.

About TechForce Foundation

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 $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors, and spearheads an industry-wide initiative to help encourage and support more young people to pursue the vehicle technician profession.

For more information, visit and the organization’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.