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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 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 nearly 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.