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Why Education Is the Solution to the Skilled Labor Shortage

The Hourglass Foundation is among the industry partners tackling America’s skilled labor shortage by creating educational opportunities for younger workers. With large and growing shortfalls in countless segments, employers are encouraged to take an active role.

Dealer Partners Make Moves to Address Technician Shortage

U.S. auto dealers will find it increasingly difficult to maintain fixed ops production and revenue in the face of a nationwide shortage of qualified service technicians and mechanics. Learn which industry partners are tackling this issue head-on and how to take advantage.

New Tools: How Education Can Address the Fleet Tech Shortage

Fleets nationwide are grappling with a serious — and escalating — shortage of qualified car, truck and diesel technicians. The Hourglass Foundation is among the industry partners stepping up to draw more young workers into this exciting, high-paying, technology-focused trade.

Dear Donor,
I wanted to personally reach out and thank you for your generous donation to my education. It has been an honor and a privilege to have been considered and I am excited about my future in the automotive field. Attending college for a formal education has given me a sense of pride and fulfillment that fills me daily with the drive and desire to become a better version of myself. I am filled with a hope that I may one day be in a position to help someone as you have helped me. I will be forever grateful for the contribution of the More Than One Path and will continue to strive for excellence in all that I do. Thank you again for your invaluable assistance.

Ryan - Arapahoe Community College

Dear Donor,
… I would like to thank you for awarding me The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022.
This scholarship will help me achieve my academic goal of completing and excelling in the Automotive Technology Systems program…
It is only through generous donors such as yourself that help make future goals happen. I sincerely appreciate your investment in my education, and I will value the opportunity you have given me.

Dylan - Wake Tech Community College

“This scholarship means a new start and a fresh beginning to me, it’s helping put me through college.
I can’t express how grateful I am about it”.

Caden — Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA recipient

“This scholarship will help me complete my training to become an ASE certified Master Technician. This scholarship will help me help others. I also want to teach…teenagers for free and teach them new skills to help break the cycle of poverty. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity”.
(Columbus State Community College)

Caleb — Winner of The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship Fund

“By receiving this scholarship, I will have much less stress and worry about how I am going to pay for everything. I really am trying hard to balance everything – like my own car repairs, car insurance, school expenses, etc. My parents help as much as they can but most of their extra income goes toward helping pay for my medical expenses and also my brother’s who was just diagnosed in January with severe heart and kidney issues. Thank you for your support”.
(Columbus State Community College)

Ian — Winner of The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship Fund

“This scholarship is helping me reach one of the biggest goals in my life. Being able to go to college with the help this scholarship is amazing and I feel very honored! Thank you for helping me reach my goals!”

Jaycie — Winner of The Dick Malcom Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

“I’m so blessed to have received a scholarship from the Hourglass Foundation. This money is going to allow me to pursue my dreams of being a diesel mechanic at Illinois Central College.This money and support from the Hourglass Foundation will not go unnoticed and I’m very appreciative of it! Thank you and God bless”.

Isaac — Winner of The Dick Malcom Humanitarian Scholarship Fund