UTA announces scholarships for truck technicians

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The Used Truck Association and the UTA Jerome Nerman Family Foundation have announced three $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants who pursue additional education to become commercial truck technicians. The scholarship winners will be announced at the UTA’s Annual Convention in November.

A UTA member must sponsor applicants. These scholarships are one-time awards for education at an accredited vocational-technical institution with an emphasis on diesel mechanics or heavy-truck body shop training.

“There is a huge need for more technicians to work on trucks and to keep America rolling," says Bobby Williams, UTA vice president.

Hal Dickson, remarketing director, Volvo/Mack, says, “Today’s trucks are more sophisticated than ever. We need more smart people repairing and maintaining today’s and tomorrow’s trucks.”

The applications will be reviewed by an independent panel from the Business School at Johnson Community College.

Qualification criteria:

  • Community activities and support
  • Work accomplishments
  • Academic success
  • References
  • School activities

To apply, candidates must be nominated by a Used Truck Association member and submit their application before Sept. 9, 2022. The nomination details can be found on www.uta.org under the Foundation tab.

“We look forward to the applications for these scholarships. These scholarships can change someone’s life. Why haven’t you applied yet?” says Tim Ronan, director of used trucks for McMahon Trucks and chair of the Used Truck Association Scholarship Committee.

The UTA is an impartial organization comprised of used truck professionals and associated businesses committed to strengthening the used truck industry. The 2022 Used Truck Association Annual Convention will take place Nov. 9-12, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.        

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