BETHESDA, Md. – November 6, 2020 – Women in Auto Care,
a community of the Auto Care Association, announced this week a new partnership
with Garage Gurus to create a new scholarship program for the upcoming Spring
2021 semester. This new program will allow additional funds to be provided to
the 2020 scholarship applicants in the technician sector.
Through DRiV’s Garage Gurus® initiative, an industry-leading
training and support platform created to address the skills gap and technician
shortages facing the automotive service industry, Garage Gurus will provide
Women in Auto Care with $35,000 to establish the Women in Auto Care/Garage
Gurus Scholarship Program, which will create 12 additional scholarships for
women working towards a career as a technician.
“Through the Garage Gurus program, we have been a long-time
proponent of technician education and development, whether it be through our
online, onsite, and on-demand educational training modules, or through our own
technician scholarship program,” said Michael Proud, vice president, marketing
and commercial operations, DRiV. “Women in Auto Care’s mission is closely
aligned with ours, and we realize the importance of supporting female
technicians in the industry as we continue to face technician shortages across
the country, especially during these tough times.”
“Women in Auto Care is thrilled to partner with DRiV and
Garage Gurus to provide extra relief to young women pursuing automotive
education this year,” said Olivia Newton, chair, Women in Auto Care. “With all
of the challenges 2020 has presented, we know some students have had to put
classes on hold. Thanks to Garage Gurus’s generous support, we are able to help
ensure that these deserving techs in training can continue to pursue their
dreams and stay on track with their career plans.”
Over the past 16 years, the Women in Auto Care Scholarship
Program has been able to award more than $560,000 in scholarships to cover
tuition, books and other school-related expenses for female high school and
post-secondary students seeking a career in auto care thanks to the continued
support of the industry. This new initiative will mark the first time that the program
has been able to provide funding for both the fall and spring semesters.
For more information, visit autocare.org/women-in-auto-care
or email Jessica Finnerty, staff liaison, Women in Auto Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Garage Gurus, visit
the brand-new garagegurus.tech to learn about the
program’s premium training offering.