Funds will provide scholarships, grants and job resources for students pursuing automotive technician careers.
Five professional technicians will be recognized for their contributions as role models in their shops and communities.
The new focus on STEM skills fuels the upward professional and economic mobility of the industry, Ford says.
The 2023 TechForce Foundation FutureTechs Rock Awards honors young industry leaders.
It’s apparent that without focused and ongoing efforts by the industry, filling open positions in sufficient numbers is unlikely.
This year’s Transportation Technician Supply and Demand report, released Nov. 1, might make you involuntarily suck your teeth. Compiled annually by the TechForce Foundation, the report helps us understand the current and projected shortfalls of professionals needed to service the nation’s automotive fleet. Here’s a breakdown of some of the stats that blew our hair
TechForce Foundation recently released a new white paper addressing the role that women techs can play in solving the ongoing technician workforce shortage. “Women Techs: Solving the Tech Shortage Problem” goes into detail on how the automotive, aviation, diesel, collision, motorsports and other transportation industry sectors can recruit and retain women technicians and offer professional
Onboarding serves to not only give a new employee practical information that they will need in the job, but having that information gives them confidence as they start out in their new position.
Within the automotive industry, it’s no secret there’s a technician shortage. But how did it happen? And how can you help make sure these well-paying jobs are filled now and in the future?
Citing both increasing demand for professional techs and a declining supply of new techs entering the industry, the update concludes that the technician shortage is increasing in severity despite industry efforts.
The campaign, which coincides with Labor Day, is designed to educate teens and parents that there’s more than one road to success.
An executive interview with the CEO and executive director of TechForce Foundation, Jennifer Maher, who shares her bold vision, including ways to attract more technicians to the industry.