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Enter the 2021 B’laster Instructor of the Year Program!

B’laster Corp. and Tomorrow’s Tech are once again searching for automotive technology instructors who think outside of the toolbox with the 2021 B’laster Instructor of the Year.

The Instructor of the Year program recognizes the auto instructor who takes an unconventional approach to education, works a little too hard and most importantly, is committed to educating the best future technicians. This isn’t your typical contest because the Instructor of the Year is far from your typical educator.

This isn’t your typical contest because the Instructor of the Year is far from your typical educator.

Seven instructors will be featured by Tomorrow’s Tech from October 2020 through April 2021 and those instructors will be entered into the final round to be named the 2021 B’laster Instructor of the Year.

The Winning instructor will be featured in a video produced by Tomorrow’s Tech staff during May 2021and showcased on the Tomorrow’s Technician website and eNewsletter. As the Instructor of the Year, you not only win a revered title few have ever held, but you also win a visit from B’laster and Tomorrow’s Tech to your school to celebrate your achievements, $1,000 for your school, $500 for yourself, and some great prizes from B’laster for your classroom.

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The Instructor of the Year program recognizes the automotive technology instructors at high schools, vo-tech programs and community colleges who think outside of the toolbox.

Automotive technology instructors are invited to nominate themselves, or – new this year – students and community members can nominate their instructors that are doing an exceptional job. This is no time to be humble. We want to recognize these instructors for their hard work and the positive impact their class has one future techs.

Each month Tomorrow’s Tech and B’laster will choose an instructor story to feature online, in the eNewsletter and on social media platforms. Seven instructor stories will be chosen from October 2020 through April 2021 and those instructors will be entered into the final round to be named the Instructor of the Year.

In late April 2021, we will name the Final Four instructors and in May 2021, we will name the official B’laster Instructor of the Year.

The Winning instructor will be featured in a story written by Tomorrow’s Tech staff in the May 2020 issue of Tomorrow’s Technician. As the Instructor of the Year, you not only win a title no other instructor has ever held, but you also win a visit from B’laster and Tomorrow’s Tech to your school to celebrate you achievements and a some great prizes from B’laster for your classroom.

How to Enter

We accept not only self-nominations from instructors, but also nominations from students and community member who believe their instructor deserves recognition.

To enter the Instructor of the Year, fill out our nomination form and tell us how you (the instructor) or an instructor has used an unconventional build, project or system that sets their classroom apart and make a difference. (Street cred for mentioning any B’laster products involved!).

Each month Tomorrow’s Tech and B’laster will choose an instructor to feature in various online formats. Each instructor will write a short story about how they think outside the toolbox to educate and inspire their students. Don’t worry if you’re not a world-class writer, the Tomorrow’s Tech staff will help you perfect your story!

Seven instructor stories will be chosen from October 2020 through April 2021 and those instructors will be entered into the final round to be named the Instructor of the Year in May 2021.

Think you’re ready? Nominate yourself or an instructor for the B’laster Instructor of the Year!

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Prizes

The winning instructor will receive:
  • A special visit from Tomorrow’s Techstaff and B’laster
  • An exclusive video feature and web story about the Instructor of the Year during May 2021 on tomorrowstechnician.com.
  • A $1,000 donation to the instructor’s auto program
  • A $500 Visa gift card for the instructor’s personal use
  • B’laster products for the classroom
  • A one-of-a-kind B’lasterInstructor of the Year trophy

The seven instructor finalists will receive:

  • National recognition on the Tomorrow’s Tech website and print edition, as well as through social media channels
  • A B’laster T-shirt
  • B’laster products and swag for the classroom

Contest Deadlines

Entries for the B’laster Instructor of the Year will be open year-round, until March 15, 2021.

Seven Winning Stories Announced:

2020: October – November – December

2021: January – February – March – April

Top Four Winners Announced: April 2021

Grand-Prize Winner Announced: May 2021

Meet The 2020 Winner, Ed Martin!

2020 ‘B’laster Instructor Of The Year’ Winner Announced  Congratulations to Ed Martin from Pickens Technical College in Aurora, Colorado, who has been named B’laster’s Instructor of the Year for 2020. Ed’s inspiring story was featured in the August, 2019 issue of Tomorrow’s Tech. You can read it here. It’s a powerful message that explains how Ed wanted to pay the industry back for providing for his family for nearly 30 years.  

Meet The 2020 Finalists!

Click here to meet our 2020 B’laster Instructor of the Year Grand Finalists.

About B’laster Corp. (blastercorp.com):

B’laster brand products are born from professional applications where only the strongest survive. We come from a place that demands the toughest solutions, and we believe you should too. As Rust Belt Warriors, we can promise that by the time a B’laster product ends up in your hands, it’s only because the pros have told us it’s the best.

About B’laster University (blasteru.com):

A program designed to support the next generation of skilled mechanics and technicians by providing supplementary educational tools. Built by the makers of the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster Corporation proudly extends their mission and core values in a commitment to career education and continued passion. Using the right tool for the job is what distinguishes the amateur from the professional, and this includes products outside of the toolbox. The B’laster University Pro-Tip Certifications provide in-depth product knowledge and training that is key to a professional performance. 

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