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About the Awards

Grand Prize Winner has been Announced!!!

Meet the Winners

TechForce Foundation has awarded the best students enrolled in transportation technician educational programs across the country and honoring them with the 2022 TechForce FutureTechs™ Rock Awards.

More than $18,500 in prizes have been awarded to ten student technicians who:

  • Are full of passion and grit,
  • Exhibit true excellence in their education and training and
  • Are driving the future of our industry!

Find out what you can achieve with the FutureTechs Rock Awards. Meet all 10 of 2022's winners here.

The Awards are in two stages: 1) Nominations 4/4 - 4/19/22 and 2) Public Voting 5/2 - 5/6/22.

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for a student in the 2022 FutureTechs Rock Awards!

Congratulations to all of our student winners, runners-up, and every student nominated. You all rock!

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Important Dates to Remember:

Nominations Open 
Monday, April 4, 2022
at 11:30 AM EDT/ 8:30 AM PDT

Nomination Deadline 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
at 7 PM EDT/ 4 PM PDT

Finalists Announced & Online Grand Prize Voting Period
Voting starts May 2, 2022
at 11:30 AM EDT/ 8:30 AM PDT

Voting ends May 6, 2022
at 7 PM EDT/ 4 PM PDT

Grand Prize Winner Announced
May 10, 2022


Award Categories

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Meet the Winners


Finalists (Category Winners)

Each Finalist – selected by a panel of industry experts - will receive prizes valued over $1,800 from TechForce partners, including a $100 AutoZone gift card & tools, Ford Professional tools & other prizes, tools and training opportunities from Caliber Collision, cases of product from CRC Industries, Advance Auto Parts training & other gifts, Snap-on Industrial Tools, WD-40 Company merchandise, and ASE study guides from Cengage Learning!

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Grand Prize Winner

One Grand Prize Winner – chosen by popular vote – will receive a $1,000 TechForce Foundation scholarship and additional prizes valued at over $3,000 from TechForce sponsors, including a CRC Industries SmartWasher BenchtopPRO, iPad Air from Ford Motor Company, 2-year supply of product from WD-40 Company, $250 AutoZone gift card, $250 Caliber Collision gift card, Snap-on Industrial Tools, training from Advance Auto Parts, and study materials from Cengage Learning!

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Nomination Eligibility and Requirements

Nominees must display passion and hard work for becoming a future professional technician. Nominees shall exhibit exemplary character, be making a positive impact in their school and/or community, and have concrete examples of how they exceed expectations in their technical education program.

To nominate a student colleague or peer, please offer details on your candidate in the nomination form at the link below. Nominations open on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT/ 8:30 AM PDT and close Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 7 PM EDT/ 4 PM PDT.

1.) Nominees must be 18 years or older to enter or 16+ with parental permission.

2.) Nominees must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status with proof of current Employment Authorization Document

3.) Nominees must be at least a current, active student, enrolled in a transportation technology curriculum, who:

a.) has completed, at a minimum their sophomore year of high school, and

b.) is currently enrolled as at least a Junior or Senior in high school, or actively enrolled in a post-secondary technical education program.

4.) Nominees MUST be a student at the time of nomination, and must continue to meet all nomination criteria through May 31, 2022.

a.) Students who graduate on or before May 31, 2022 are not eligible for nomination;

b.) Students on a leave of absence or waiting to start/in between school enrollment are not eligible for nomination.

c.) Any student, nominee, or honoree who misrepresents any portion of their nomination acceptance, including Parental Consent and nominee’s ability to meet nomination criteria, or any nominee for which a parent, guardian, nominator, or instructor knowingly misrepresents the nominee’s ability to meet nomination criteria shall be immediately disqualified, and/or have all awarded titles and prizes revoked.

5.) Once nominated, each nominee will receive a Nomination Acceptance email. Nominees must confirm and accept the nomination via the short survey in the email, before the acceptance deadline of April 21, 2022, at 4 PM EDT/ 1 PM PDT. Failure to submit this information by the deadline will result in nominee’s disqualification.

6.) Upon nomination acceptance, if nominee is under the age of 18, nominees’ parent or guardian will receive an email to confirm their Consent for nominee’s participation in the FutureTechs Rock Awards. The Acceptance, and Consent where necessary, must be provided by a parent or guardian by April 21, 2022, at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM ET. Failure to submit this information by the deadline will result in nominee’s disqualification.

7.) Nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form. Nominations submitted via any other means, after the nomination deadline, or for a nominee who otherwise does not meet nomination criteria will not be considered.

8.) An individual may nominate any individual nominee only once.

9.) Only one individual is permitted to be nominated per each nomination submission. Individuals are permitted to submit multiple nomination submissions.

10.) Each essay question should be answered in complete sentences.

11.) Chosen honorees must be willing to have their name and photo published in a digital and print marketing campaign announcing the winners.

12.) Honorees will also be asked to submit a photograph and participate in a Q&A-style interview with our editorial team, before finalists are announced and public voting begins (May 2, 2022); failure to make time to complete these assets will also result in disqualification from the program.

Click here to read the full program terms and conditions.