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Garage Gurus extending 'Tech First' scholarship program

Jan. 15, 2019
Garage Gurus says it again will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians.

Garage Gurus says it again will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted or currently enrolled in accredited, US-based automotive technical schools, colleges and universities, or enrolled full-time at a US high school.

This is the fifth consecutive year for the program, part of a comprehensive “Tech First” initiative, including the nationwide Garage Gurus network of technical education centers.

Applications are now available for the opportunity to receive one of 12 $2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.  All materials must be submitted by April 29. Winners will be announced on or about May 17.

In addition to the application, students are required to submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members as well as a typed essay or video indicating “Why I Want to Be a Top Technician.” All applications and related materials will be reviewed by Garage Gurus’ team of ASE Master-certified technicians and other employees.

“Through this program, we remain very committed to fostering the education of current and future technicians to perfect their skills and training, as well as to aid in addressing technician shortages throughout our industry,” said Brent Berman, director of training and consumer experience at Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

“We have continued to support local vocational and technical school students, and, along with our own Garage Gurus technical education centers, current technicians who want to be better equipped to meet the challenges of working on today’s complicated vehicle systems.”

Offering onsite, online and on-demand instruction, Garage Gurus is a national training platform designed to help front-line automotive service professionals keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. Garage Gurus technical education centers are operational in 11 US markets: Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Dallas/Fort Worth TX, Houston TX, Rancho Dominguez CA, South Florida FL, St. Louis MO, Suburban Detroit MI and Van Nuys CA.