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Discussing topics related to education, skilled labor, the automotive industry and more!

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.

“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