Aug. 19, 2019—Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center is supporting “Trading One Uniform for Another," a nationwide program that awards scholarships to U.S. military veterans and first responders to use toward certification in automotive maintenance and repair. Nominations for scholarships can be submitted at quicklane.com/scholarships now through December 6, according to a press release from the company.
“We are proud to partner with the American Veterans and First Responders in awarding these scholarships, thanking them for their service and congratulating them on the pursuit of a career in automotive service and maintenance,” said Frederiek Toney, president of Global Ford Customer Service Division in the release.
Toney added that the industry's labor needs for technicians creates opportunities for prospective applicants.
Quick Lane will award three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to three U.S. military veterans or First Responders. These funds can be sued toward the payment of tuition, books and fees at any community college, university, trade or vocational school in the U.S. with an accredited program in
Kory Hogan, a recent TOUFA scholarship recipient, encourages all who are interested to apply.
“I served eight years in the Air Force as an aircraft post planner. I was responsible for all of the cargo aircraft leaving Charleston Airport,” said Hogan. “I currently work as a quality engineer and hope to learn more with an engineering and automotive background from the Six-Sigma program my TOUFA
scholarship enabled me to participate in.”
All 2019 scholarship recipients will be announced at this year’s Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on December 26.