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TechForce Foundation Names Director of National Partnership

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October 17, 2018—TechForce Foundation has named Tina Smith as its director of national partnership, responsible for developing corporate partnerships throughout the transportation industry that aim to solve the tech shortage.

TechForce recently launched its new initiative, FutureTech Success. The campaign uses industry resources to help future techs across the country. For example, donated training aids and employee volunteers will be activated to enhance local high school shop classes and afterschool programs.

Smith will drive the effort to identify new corporate partners willing to sponsor the FutureTech Success campaign or to donate to TechForce Foundation’s scholarship and grant program, including its Veterans at Work: Military Transition Campaign, its Accelerate Tuition Scholarships and its Life Happens Emergency Relief funds.

Previously, Smith served as the national sales manager for the traditional U.S. aftermarket with Lumileds, where she managed its U.S. aftermarket sales program, sales team and independent sales representative organizations.In her career, she has worked as a product services manager and lead engineering technician. She has an associate's degree in automotive technology from Sinclair Community College, an auto mechanics certificate from D. Russel Lee Vocational School, and is a first year Chrysler Apprenticeship Technician (CAP) graduate. 

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