- Quick Lane teams up with Disabled American Veterans to launch scholarship program for U.S. military veterans
- Five veterans to each receive $10,000 towards certification in automotive mechanics
- Public nomination of veterans can be made at QLtradingone.com.
DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2016 – Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced today the launch of “Trading One Uniform For Another”, a nationwide program developed in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that will award scholarships to U.S. military veterans towards a certification in automotive maintenance and repair.
To help veterans acquire the skills they need to become automotive technicians, Quick Lane will award scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to five veterans. These funds can be used to pay for tuition, books and fees at any community college, university, trade or vocational school in the U.S. with an accredited program in automotive mechanics.
Beginning today, June 1, 2016, everyone is invited to nominate veterans for these scholarships by going to QLtradingone.com and writing a short essay on why their nominee is a deserving recipient. Quick Lane is teaming up with DAV, the longest-running veterans’ advocacy and assistance group in the United States to select 10 finalists from all qualified nominees.
This November, which is Military Appreciation Month, Quick Lane and DAV will unveil the finalists at QLtradingone.com and invite everyone to vote for a finalist to receive a scholarship. Quick Lane and DAV will announce the five scholarship recipients at this year’s Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.
“Finding meaningful employment is an important task for many service men and women after retiring from active military duty. The ‘Trading One Uniform For Another’ program is another example of Quick Lane’s commitment to the men and women who served our country,” said Frederiek Toney, President, Global Ford Customer Service Division. “We are proud to stand beside the DAV in awarding these scholarships to our U.S. military veterans, thanking them for their service, and congratulating them on the pursuit of a career in automotive service and maintenance.”
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, truck, SUVs and electric vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.
About Quick Lane
Ford’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center offers routine vehicle maintenance such as oil and filter changes, light repair services including brake repair, and tire replacements on all vehicle makes and models. With its more than 700 locations, customers can visit www.quicklane.com to find a center that is closest to them, print savings coupons and review maintenance tips to keep their vehicle running at peak efficiency. This site includes information on how to spot tire wear, how to jump-start a battery and even a series of tips to improve a vehicle’s fuel economy.
About Disabled American Veterans
DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans of all generations and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; linking veterans and their families to employment resources; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.