LKQ Corporation Partners With TechForce Foundation

Aug. 9, 2023
The LKQ Corporation has announced a partnership with TechForce Foundation.

The LKQ Corporation has announced a partnership with TechForce Foundation, according to a press release.

The strategic partnership was made with LKQ’s Community Foundation, which seeks to assist TechForce Foundation with addressing the shortage of workers and supporting those entering the industry.

LKQ has donated $50,000 in support of TechForce Foundation’s charitable programs and offers 5 jobs for every student graduating from tech school. 

To demonstrate the importance of such programs, TechForce Executive Director Jennifer Maher uses the example of a recent TechForce scholarship and grant recipient named Hayden, a 30-year-old who spent a decade in a career he did not enjoy before discovering an automotive program he attended with the support of TechForce Foundation. Now, he is fulfilled with his career as a professional technician.

“Not everyone wants to go the 4-year university path. For those who love problem-solving and working with their hands, a technical career may be a perfect fit,” continued Maher. “We are proud to welcome LKQ as a partner in our work to change the public perception of these high-tech STEM careers.”

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