SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — TechForce Foundation's annual FutureTechs Rock Awards is seeking nominations of up-and-coming student technicians.
TechForce created the award to honor students who have a promising future in the transportation industry. Nominations can be submitted at TechForce.org/FutureTechsRock through March 24.
There will be a finalist for each of the 10 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 prizes, including an iPad Air from Ford Motor Co.
The People's Choice voting period runs April 6-10, when the public will cast their votes among 10 national finalists. More than 25,000 votes were cast last year, according to the foundation.
The FutureTechs Rock Awards are part of TechForce Foundation's workforce development initiative to help inspire and support the future workforce of technicians. The initiative is sponsored by industry partners, including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, CarMax, FedEx Freight, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nissan North America, Penske Truck Leasing, Shell Pennzoil, Snap-on Inc., Toyota USA Foundation, Universal Technical Institute and WD-40.