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Company Announces Program in Conjunction with
Grand Openings of First 3 'Garage Gurus' Regional Training Centers
Southfield, Michigan, April 15, 2015.Federal-Mogul Motorparts' "Garage Gurus" will award $30,000 in scholarships to qualified full-time and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians. The program was announced in conjunction with the grand openings of the first three Garage Gurus regional training centers, in Skokie, Ill., Van Nuys, Calif., and the Bronx, N.Y. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Garage Gurus - representing what will be a nationwide network of facilities offering onsite, online and on-demand technical training and related support for vehicle repair professionals - will award 12 $2,500 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications will be accepted beginning today through June 30, 2015. Recipients will be announced July 10, 2015.
"Garage Gurus represents an important investment in the future of tens of thousands of local automotive service businesses and their employees," said Federal-Mogul Motorparts CEO Dan Ninivaggi. "This new scholarship program extends our investment to the next generation of talented, highly trained professionals who will help keep millions of vehicles in safe, reliable condition."
Applicants for the 2015-2016 scholarships must be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an accredited, U.S.-based automotive technical school, college or university. Scholarship awards will be based on completed applications, written essays or videos describing "Why I want to be a top technician," and other criteria. All applications and related materials will be reviewed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts employees and its team of ASE Master Certified Garage Gurus.
Garage Gurus is a first-of-its-kind national training platform designed to help professional technicians keep pace with the latest vehicle system and component technologies. A total of 15 Garage Gurus locations are expected to be in operation by the end of 2015, extending the network's reach to more than 67,000 vehicle repair businesses. Each facility will include multiple vehicle repair bays and classrooms and serve as the operating base for one or more "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans.
Garage Gurus' curriculum comprises more than 100 diagnostic and repair courses, including onsite workshops, field clinics and distance learning modules and webinars offered at www.FMgaragegurus.com. All training, product demonstrations and related assistance are delivered by the network's more than 100 ASE-certified Gurus.
To review Garage Gurus scholarship requirements and begin the application process, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com/scholarship.
About Garage Gurus
Garage Gurus is a major new "Tech First" initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, providing the most comprehensive platform of technical training and support in the vehicle service industry. We believe that trained and informed techs are the heart of the rapidly changing repair market. Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with the latest tools and information so they can keep pace with emerging technologies. To learn more, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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