TechForce Foundation Announces 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards

| March 13, 2020 More

TEN TRANSPORTATION TECHNICIAN STUDENTS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AS ROLE MODELS AT SCHOOL AND IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — March 10, 2020 — TechForce Foundation’s annual FutureTechs Rock Awards season has begun, and now’s the chance to nominate an up-and-coming student tech! As a nonprofit dedicated to helping student techs achieve their professional dreams, TechForce created this prestigious award to honor our student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry. Nominate a FutureTech at: TechForce.org/FutureTechsRock. Nominations are open through 4PM PDT, March 24, 2020.

There will be a finalist for each of the ten transportation categories (including automotive, diesel, collision, etc.), and one of those category finalists will become the People’s Choice Grand Prize winner.

This year’s prizes include:

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 great prizes, including an iPad Air from Ford Motor Company!
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. Meet last year’s winners here.

Upon learning he won the 2019 People’s Choice Grand Prize, Jonathon Miranda exclaimed, “This is awesome! Just being nominated means so much to me. This experience encourages me to do my best. It’s a great feeling to know that other people recognize my hard work.”

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.

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