Garage Gurus, a training and support platform from Tenneco’s DRiV group, will again award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted or currently enrolled in accredited, U.S.-based automotive technical schools, colleges and universities or enrolled full-time at a U.S. high school, the company announced.
Applications are now available on the Garage Gurus website for the opportunity to receive one of 12 $2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. All materials must be submitted by May 31. Winners will be announced in July. This year, Garage Gurus is again partnering with Autel US to also provide all 12 winners with an Autel MaxiSYS MS906TS diagnostic tablet, the company said. This tool offers TPMS, maintenance services, diagnostic reports, ADAS module identifications and FCA Secure Gateway Access.
In addition to the application, students are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members as well as a typed essay or video introducing themselves and indicating “Why I Want to Be a Top Technician.” (Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, in the United States on a valid student visa, or possess resident alien status.) All applications and related materials will be reviewed and winners selected by Garage Gurus’ team of ASE Master-certified technicians, as well as other team members, the company said.
“We are thrilled to be able to once again assist and encourage those students interested in pursuing careers in the automotive repair industry,” said Dennis Sheran, director, Garage Gurus. “Every year, we see the impact that technician shortages have on the automotive aftermarket sector, and as such, Garage Gurus remains committed to helping address skills gaps and technician shortages through our full training classes and through this scholarship program.”
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