WD-40 Company Announces Three-Year Partnership with TechForce Foundation

Partnership to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ Industry-wide Initiative

WD-40 Company and TechForce Foundation have teamed up to support TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success™ initiative, an industry-wide effort to help solve the technician shortage in America, champion the vehicle technician profession and help young people with natural tactile intelligence become aware of, exposed to, and trained for a successful career path.

The FutureTech Success campaign is a three-pronged approach to closing the skills gap and connecting young people to a technical career in the transportation industry, and includes awareness building, hands-on youth programs and directs the industry’s collective resources to enhance future techs’ workforce readiness.

“WD-40 Company has a long history of supporting the automotive industry, the vehicle technician profession and young techs nationwide,” said Patricia Olsem, senior vice president of marketing strategy and innovation at WD-40 Company. “Automotive technicians have depended on WD-40 Company products to get their jobs done for nearly 65 years, and we are proud to partner with TechForce Foundation in bolstering existing programs to champion the vehicle technician profession.”

The initiative will provide hands-on opportunities for young men and women to experience the rewards of working and creating with their hands.

“We are proud to partner with WD-40 Company, who understands the gravity of the automotive tech shortage in America and is willing to join efforts to keep America rolling,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO and Executive Director of TechForce Foundation. “By reaching out to parents, schools and youth who are naturally inclined to problem solve and use their hands to learn, the FutureTech Success campaign educates and spurs excitement within the next generation of automotive technicians.”

For more information about TechForce Foundation and its FutureTech Success initiative, visit TechForceFoundation.org.


About WD-40 Company
WD-40 Company is a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world. The Company markets its maintenance products and homecare and cleaning products under the following well-known brands: WD-40®, 3-IN-ONE®, GT85®, X-14®, 2000 Flushes®, Carpet Fresh®, no vac®, Spot Shot®, 1001®, Lava® and Solvol®.

Headquartered in San Diego, WD-40 Company recorded net sales of $381 million in fiscal year 2017, and its products are currently available in more than 176 countries and territories worldwide. WD-40 Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the ticker symbol “WDFC.” For additional information about WD-40 Company please visit WD40Company.com.

About TechForce Foundation
TechForce Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that encourages and supports students pursuing post-secondary technical education and careers in the transportation industry. The Foundation distributes more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors. For more information visit www.techforcefoundation.org.

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