Pep Boys offers $ 100,000 in scholarships for automotive technicians
PHILADELPHIA – Icahn Enterprises LP, through its automotive service company Pep Boys, is offering $ 100,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians in its Find your reader initiative.
Pep Boys plans to award five scholarships worth $ 10,000 each and 10 scholarships worth $ 5,000 each to “qualified” students studying to become professional automotive technicians. The program coincides with Pep Boys’ centenary in 2021 and is linked to the company “Race until 2026“initiative, designed to recruit talented technicians in the automotive industry.
To be eligible for a scholarship, students must pursue an automotive technician degree or certification as part of a full or part-time college or business school program and meet certain academic requirements, provide a written essay or video and submit two letters of recommendation. , Said Pep Boys.
“There is no better way to celebrate our centenary and demonstrate our commitment to the future than by supporting an impressive new generation of automotive technicians,” said Brian Kaner, CEO of Pep Boys.
“For 100 years, Pep Boys has helped talented and passionate people build rewarding careers in this vital industry, and we continue to build on our legacy with $ 100,000 in new scholarships for 2021.”
The $ 10,000 scholarships will go to students in major metropolitan areas: Houston, Los Angeles; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia Cream; and Puerto Rico, said Pep Boys. The $ 5,000 scholarships will go to students from other regions. The amounts are more than double what Pep Boys awarded in 2020. The application window closes on May 21 at midnight EDT. The winners will be notified before June 1st.
Students can begin the application process and find additional details and eligibility requirements at pepboys.com/findyourdrive.
Pep Boys said his Race to 2026 initiative fills an industry-wide talent gap that is expected to reach up to 46,000 unfilled auto tech jobs over the next five years.
In addition to offering scholarships, the company partners with leading technical schools, internships and work opportunities during a student’s training. After graduation, technicians can launch their careers at Pep Boys, starting with basic maintenance and taking advantage of benefits such as tuition assistance, apprenticeship and continuing education. to move on to more complex repairs or move into a leadership role.