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TMC Accepting Technician Scholarship Applications

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.

The scholarships, administered by TMC's Professional Technician Development Committee, are part of the council's effort to promote and enhance the professionalism of commercial vehicle technicians.

"We're grateful to these schools for their generosity and commitment to technicians and the trucking industry," said PTDC Chairman Bonne Kairm. "The scholarships they provide are helping to fill the demand for skilled technicians for increasingly complex truck technologies."

WyoTech is offering two scholarships, each awarded for 1500 clock hours attendance to one of two WyoTech schools, located in Laramie, Wyo. and Blairsville, Penn. Students may select from one of two start dates: June 26 or September 25, 2014.

The UNOH scholarship is for an amount not to exceed $25,000 and/or 180 credit hours in the College of Technologies for Automotive/Diesel Technology and/or the College of Business for Specialized Studies in Automotive Management.

Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College is offering four half scholarships. Each half-scholarship is awarded for a 1200-1560 hour program, depending on location, attendance to one of six Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College locations in Denver; Indianapolis; Nashville, Tenn.; Grand Prairie, Texas; East Windsor, Conn.; and South Plainfield, N.J. Students may select from one of five class start dates in June, July, August, September, and October 2014.

Scholarship applicants must have a sponsor who is a current dues-paying member of TMC or is employed/contracted by a company with at least one current dues-paying TMC member. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their sponsor, must be graduating from an accredited high school or vocational school and have a transcript sent showing the most recent three years of academic performance.

Applications must be received by April 1 and scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1. Application forms are available on TMC's website at http://tmc.trucking.org. Contact TMC at 703-838-1763.

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

SOURCE American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council

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