Icahn Automotive’s national “Race to 2026” program has led to renovated classrooms at Lincoln Technical Institute’s Philadelphia campus. The initiative — which launched earlier this year at Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC — is intended to invest in and support promising future automotive technicians as they make their way from the classroom to the service bay.
With “Race to 2026,” Icahn Automotive is encouraging more people to pursue careers in the skilled trades by …
• Partnering with technical training schools like Lincoln Tech.
• Offering scholarships, tuition reimbursement and apprentice programs.
• Creating internship programs, job placement initiatives and continuing education opportunities.
“We’re committed to training tomorrow’s automotive technicians and shifting the perception of the industry so that more students are attracted to this viable career,” said Icahn Automotive President of Service Brian Kaner.
Additional Icahn Automotive-sponsored learning facilities will be established at other UTI and Lincoln Tech locations nationally, as well as at Alfred State College of Technology.
The initiative also includes a scholarship program that will award 12 scholarships to full- or part-time students enrolled in an automotive technician degree and/or certification program at the high school, college or trade school level. Applications are being accepted through April 30. Recipients will be announced in June.
Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, owns and operates Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care facilities.