You know WD-40 Brand for their must-have, multi-use can that does anything from fixing squeaky door hinges to loosening rusty parts. This year, Advance Auto Parts is honored to be partnering with WD-40 Brand and TechForce for a scholarship program aimed at supporting the next generation of technicians.
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Funding the Future
WD-40 Brand has pledged to donate $25,000 to the TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) dedicated to the future of the technician workforce. This donation will go toward creating forty scholarships for those who are either interested in or are currently pursuing an automotive technician career and are in need of financial assistance. Scholarship winners will also be given access to mentorship and other development resources.
“WD-40 Brand has a long history of championing skilled trades and new generations of trade professionals through products, education, scholarships and other resources. Now more than ever, America needs young people to enter the skilled trades, and we are honored to support TechForce and Advance Auto Parts in their mission to support students in their education and careers as professional technicians." -Erin Bala, Senior Director of Brand Experience, Scholarships and Other Resources
How to Apply
TechForce is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) that seeks to help students on their journey to becoming a technician, whether that be through financial assistance or mentorship programs. You can learn more, get involved and apply for a scholarship today on TechForce's website.
You can also hear more about the opportunity from the Humble Mechanic, who will be matching a $2,500 scholarship from WD-40 Brand.