Garage Gurus, the training and support platform of Tenneco Inc.’s DRiV Group, has announced the winners of its 2022-2023 Automotive Technical Scholarship Program. Each of the 12 recipients will receive $2,500 toward an automotive education; all winners have been accepted to or are currently attending accredited automotive technical schools, colleges and universities in the US, or are full-time students in a US high school. In its eighth year, the Garage Gurus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $230,000 to pay for the education of future automotive service professionals, according to Tenneco.
“The Garage Gurus team is very excited and pleased to be able to help students who are serious about getting a foothold in the auto repair industry,” said Dennis Sheron, Director of Garage Gurus. “We will continue to help them develop the skills they need to lead the next generation of technicians to successful careers in the industry for years to come. Congratulations to all our recipients!”
Students were required to submit an application, two letters of recommendation from non-family members, and a typed essay or video stating “Why I want to become a better technician.” The winning entry packages were reviewed and selected by the Garage Gurus team of ASE Master Certified Technicians and other team members.
Recipients of the Garage Gurus Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year are:
Rachel G. – Ohio Northwestern University
Kiley W. – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Aiden H. – Universal Technical Institute – Bloomfield
Erica B. – Wyotech
Christian L. – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Evelyn H. – Lincoln College of Technology
Jordan A. – Chemeket Community College
Brian K. – Universal Technical Institute – Avondale
Cameron T. – Ohio Northwestern University
Matthew L. – Universal Technical Institute – Avondale
Matthew M. – Universal Technical Institute – Avondale
Zach M. – Dakota County Technical College
To address the industry-wide shortage of automotive professionals and technicians, the Garage Gurus Scholarship Program was established in 2015 to serve as an investment in the future of local automotive service businesses and their employees, and especially in the next generation of talented, highly skilled professionals. skilled professionals to help keep millions of vehicles in road-ready condition, Tenneco says.
Garage Gurus is a first-of-its-kind national training platform that offers on-site, online and on-demand instruction to help automotive service professionals stay abreast of the latest automotive technology, Tenneco says. Garage Gurus state-of-the-art technical education centers operate in 11 US markets – in Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Dallas / Fort Worth; New Hyde Park, New York; Rancho Dominguez, California; South Florida; St. Louis; A suburb of Detroit; and Van Nuys, California.
To learn more about Garage Gurus, its learning platforms and more about the program, visit www.garagegurus.tech.