At TechForce, we’re proud of the student community of future transportation techs! That's why we're honoring student technicians with the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards who:
Nominees could win special prizes, a TechForce Foundation Scholarship and be recognized throughout the industry via digital and print promotion!
Click below to catch up on last year's Awardees:
Important Dates to Remember:
March 24, 2020, at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
Finalists Announced and Online Grand Prize Voting Begins
April 6, 2020
Grand Prize Winner Announced
April 14, 2020
Each Finalist, as selected by a panel of industry experts, will receive an AutoZone gift card and Duralast tool set, Online Subscription to Haynes Manuals, Ford professional tools and ASE study guides from Cengage Learning.
One Grand Prize Winner – chosen by popular vote – will receive their choice of a $1,000 TechForce Foundation scholarship, or prizes from TechForce sponsors including specialty tools from AutoZone, an Online Haynes Manual and an iPad Air from Ford Motor Company!
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 close on March 24, 2020, at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM ET.
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 the date Grand Prize Winner is announced (April 14, 2020).
a.) Students who graduate on or before April 14, 2020 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 March 25, 2020, at 7 PM EDT/ 4 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 March 25, 2020, 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 (April 6, 2020); failure to make time to complete these assets will also result in disqualification from the program.