PHOENIX — The TechForce Foundation has opened nominations for its fifth annual FutureTechs Rock Awards 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. Feb. 10 at TechForce.org/FutureTechsRock.
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 10 categories.
The grand prize winner will be selected from the slate of category winners via a People's Choice online public vote, to be held Feb. 27-March 3.
More than $10,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded:
- Each of the 10 category winners 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 Co. and Snap-on Industrial.
- The grand prize winner also will receive a $1,000 TechForce scholarship and additional prizes valued at more than $2,000 from its partners.
Since 2019, TechForce Foundation and its partners have awarded 40 transportation technician students with over $47,000 in prizes through the annual FutureTechs awards.
The FutureTechs Rock Awards are part of TechForce's workforce development campaign to inspire and support the future workforce of technicians.