SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced the latest class of 12 future automotive service professionals who will receive a combined $30,000 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The company established the scholarship program, open to qualified full- and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians, in conjunction with the launch in 2015 of the Garage Gurus™ technical education network. Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML).
The 12 automotive technology students who will receive financial assistance from Federal-Mogul Motorparts during the upcoming academic year are:
- Jacqueline Carey, Manchester, N.H., Manchester Community College
- Jacob Crum, Columbia, Mo., Ranken Technical College
- Rich Dao, Columbia, Mo., Ranken Technical College
- Robert Judy, Shanks, W.V., University of Northwestern Ohio
- Christopher Juez, Greenacres, Fla., Palm Beach State College
- Aaron Kullander, Libertyville, Ill., College of Lake County
- Dennis Logston, Crab Orchard, Neb., Southeast Community College
- Michael McCrain, Thornwood, N.Y., Morrisville State College
- Evan Randazzo, Lacey, Wash., South Puget Sound Community College
- Patrick Rowe, Dillon, S.C., NASCAR Technical Institute
- Anthony Tedesco, Turner, Maine, Universal Technical Institute
- Christian Wilson, Sanford, Fla., Seminole State College
“We recognize the critical importance of attracting and supporting each new generation of automotive service professionals,” said Brent Berman, director, training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Our scholarship program for future techs complements the comprehensive Garage Gurus technical education platform available to current technicians, shop owners and other industry professionals in major markets across North America.”
“Winning (the scholarship) gives me an opportunity to finish college, where I might not have been able to afford it before,” said Jacqueline Cary, whose career goals include owning and operating a vehicle service business that will cater to the needs of female motorists.
Christian Wilson, who has worked at a small shop while attending Florida’s Seminole State College, said the Federal-Mogul Motorparts scholarship “takes a huge weight off my shoulders. My boss’s wife told me about the program and I think my hard work and success really helped me win.”
Tuition assistance will help scholarship recipient Evan Randazzo set aside funds for another important career investment – purchasing tools. “That will help me be more prepared for when I graduate and am ready to enter the workplace,” he said.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Garage Gurus is a first-of-its-kind technical education network established to help professional technicians keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. State-of-the-art Garage Gurus training centers have opened in 12 major North American markets. The network provides onsite, online and on-demand training developed and led by ASE-certified “Gurus,” and operates a fleet of "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans that visit thousands of automotive service locations.
To learn more about the scholarship program and Garage Gurus network, please visit www.FMGarageGurus.com. To speak with our team about any upcoming training course, call us toll-free at 888-771-6005. To ask a technical question, simply call our Gurus Tech Hotline at 800-325-8886.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.FMMotorparts.com.
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