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Technical Scholarship Information

Founding Partners in Education

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Wisconsin Technical Colleges

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ASE Accreditation Process

Employment of Minors in the Workplace

Team Wisconsin Summer Training Institute information

AYES Program Video (12 minutes)



  • We have awarded over 2,000 scholarships and sponsorships to students pursuing a technical career in a retail automobile or truck business. Along with Snap-on, we have invested over $7.5 million in young people's careers.
  • Continuing education grants awarded to four students preparing to become Vocational Education Teachers in automotive technology.
  • Just over $248,000 challenge grants have been made to non-profit organizations throughout Wisconsin.
  • Leadership in the cetification and implementation of AYES (Automotive Youth Educational Systems) in thirteen sites throughout southern and central Wisconsin.
  • Our Career Awareness series reaches some 10,000 middle and high school students annually.
  • We provide program coordination of Skills USA Wisconsin competition in automotive and diesel finals.
  • Your Starting Line career guide CD seen and used by students throughout Wisconsin.


The community challenge grant program has been suspended. The Foundation of WATDA's board has chosen to direct funds towards camps that expose middle school aged children to the automotive and trucking industry.
Above & Beyond Children’s Museum
American Cancer Society of WI
American Players Theatre
Antigo Area Aquatic Center
ARC of Greater Milwaukee
Badger Association of the Blind
Barneveld High School - Scholarship Fund
Big Brothers & Sisters of Central Wisconsin
Birch Creek Music Center
Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center
Bloomer Community Visitors Center
Bloomer/New Auburn Area Food Pantry
Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Fund, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club of Baraboo
Boys & Girls Club of Barron County
Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County
Boys & Girls Club of Portage County
Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan County
Boys & Girls Club of Tri-County Area
Boys & Girls Club of Wausau Area
Boys & Girls Club of West Salem
Boys & Girls Club of Wis. Rapids Area
Building Platteville, Inc.
Cedarburg Grafton Rotary Club
Center for Deaf Blind Persons
Children’s Hospital- Celiac Center
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of WI Foundation
Children’s Service Society
Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation
Community Foundation of South Wood Co.
Community Foundation of Northcentral WI
Community Hospice Foundation
Coulee Region Humane Society
Creative SHARP Presentations, Inc.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation - Wisconsin
Divine Savior Health Care
Eau Claire Community Foundation
Echo, Inc.
Elmbrook Education Foundation
Elmbrook Humane Society
Esperanza Unida
Family YMCA North of La Crosse
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Feeding Walworth County
Flying Eagles Ski Club
Food Pantry of Waukesha County
Friends of St. Croix Fairgrounds
Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum
Gifts from Heaven
Goodwill Industries of S.E. Wisconsin
Greater Menomonie Area Community Foundation
Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation
Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination
H.O.O.P.S. 4 Kidz
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs
Hayward Foundation for Educational Enrichment
Headwaters, Inc. of Rhinelander
Hilbert Wolves Athletic Boosters
Holy Angels School
Humane Society of Waupaca County
Junior Achievement of Brown County
Junior Achievement of Eau Claire
Junior Achievement of Green Bay
Junior Achievement of Milwaukee
Junior Achievement of Stevens Point
Junior Achievement of WI – Winnebago Region
Kinship Mentoring of Superior
Kiwanis Club of Eau ClaireLa Crosse Area YMCA
La Crosse City Vision Foundation
Lake Holcombe Improvement Association
Langlade County 4-H Youth Fair
Langlade County Cattle Barn Project
Langlade County Humane Society
Leadership Development Academy
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Little Chute Windmill, Inc.
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts
Main Street Waupaca
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Marshfield Clinic
Medford Area Youth Hockey
Medical College of Wisconsin
Merrill Area Community Foundation
Mind Over Matter M.O.M.
Mukwonago Catastrophic Medical Fund
Mukwonago Community Library
Mukwonago Food Pantry
Mukwonago YMCA
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nativity Jesuit School
Nature's Edge Therapy Center
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
New Richmond Area Community Foundation – Leadership Trust Initiative
New Richmond Area Community Foundation – St. Croix County Fairplex
Northcentral Technical College Foundation
Oconomowoc Area Veterans Group
Opportunity Development Center - Wisconsin Rapids
Platteville Community Arboretum
Play Time Productions
Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition
Portage Presbyterian Church
Positive Programs for the Family
Rawhide Boys Ranch
River District Development Foundation
RMC Health Foundation
S. G. Komen Race for the Cure - Madison
Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
Salvation Army of La Crosse
Samaritan’s Hand, Inc.
Saukville Community Food Pantry
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
Sheboygan Optimist Club
Society of St. Vincent DePaul
South Wood Community Foundation Act Fund
South Wood Emergency Pantry Shelf
Southwest YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
St. John Sacred Heart Parish
St. Mary Catholic Schools
St. Mary Central H.S. - Student Robotics Program
Stepping Stones of Dun County Project SAM (Share-A-Meal)
Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools
The Food Pantry, Inc.
The Kids' Ranch, Inc.
The Washington Center - New  London
Theda Clark Medical Center
Theda Care Hospice Foundation
Thrasher Opera House - Ripon
Tomah Area Community Theatre
Tomorrow's Hope Life Limiting Illness
Twin City Catholic Educational System
University/YMCA Pool
Upland Hills Health Foundation
UW-Eau Claire Center for Leadership
UW-L Foundation, Inc.
VSA Arts of Wisconsin
Walbridge Academy
Wausau East High School AYES Program
Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville
WI Public Television - Get Real!
WI Auto & Truck Education Association
Wisconsin Rapids Family Center
Women with Courage Foundation
Women's Sports Advocates of Wisconsin
YMCA of Fond du Lac

  • Information sent to 1,000 high school counselors concerning opportunities in the industry each year.
  • An average of 125 scholarship requests are processed by us annually.
  • Scholarship interviews are conducted at 12 to 15 sites each year.
  • The Team Wisconsin Teacher’s Institutes serve 60% to 70% of the state’s certified transportation technical education teachers each year.
  • We are active in the Wisconsin Workforce Development "School-to-work" initiative for automotive technician youth apprenticeships.
  • Our curriculum development programs have saved participating schools over $250,000 in classroom training aid costs during the past five years.
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