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Nominations open for TechForce Foundation’s 2023 FutureTechs Rock Awards

Ten tech students to be recognized nationally for outstanding contributions as role models in school and communities

Phoenix—TechForce Foundation’s 5th annual FutureTechs Rock Awards season has begun. TechForce created this award to honor aspiring technicians and recognize students with a promising future in the transportation industry. The FutureTechs Rock Awards are accepting nominations through 5 p.m., PT, Feb. 10. Nominate a technician student today at TechForce.org/FutureTechsRock.

Over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded:

  • Each of the 10 category winners, as selected by a panel of industry judges, will receive prizes valued at nearly $700 including training materials, supplies and products from TechForce partners including Nissan, Advance Auto Parts, CRC Industries, Cengage, AutoZone, New Ford Tech, Volvo, WD-40 Company and Snap-on Industrial.
  • The grand-prize winner, as chosen by popular vote, will also receive a $1,000 TechForce scholarship and additional prizes valued over $2,000 from partners including Nissan, Advance Auto Parts, CRC Industries, Cengage, AutoZone, New Ford Tech, WD-40 Company and Snap-on Industrial.

Students will be considered for one of 10 categories depending on their academic focus including Automotive, Aviation, Collision Repair, Diesel On-Road and Off-Road, Marine/Watercraft, Motorcycle/ATV, Motorsports, Restoration and Welding/CNC.

A panel of industry experts will select one winner from each of the ten categories. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the slate of Category Winners via a People’s Choice Public Vote, to be held Feb. 27 – March 3.

Past grand-prize winner Zander Worm remarked on how the FutureTechs Rock Awards helped him in his education, “It’s amazing to know that other people have faith in me, that I [have something] to offer to the industry … [The Awards] are helping me start my career … debt free.” Hear Zander’s message and meet last year’s winners.

Since 2019, TechForce Foundation and our partners have awarded 40 transportation technician students with over $47,000 in prizes through the annual FutureTechs Awards. The awards are made possible because of generous donations from corporations and everyday people who believe everyone should have a chance to succeed.

The FutureTechs Rock Awards are part of TechForce’s workforce development campaign to inspire and support tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. TechForce also created the first and only social network designed and gamified for professional technicians and tech students to connect with each other, employers and schools (TechForce.org). The transportation community is supporting it with content and using it to learn, connect, find events, and explore job opportunities while competing for prizes and leaderboard status.

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