The Tenneco Drive program, developed in 2005 by the Monroe and Walker brands, will target several new automotive vocational and high school programs this fall. Now in its third year, Drive continues to help enhance the preparation and education of the next generation of undercar technicians. This program is a way to invest in the future of the independent aftermarket, said Carri Irby, brand manager for Monroe and Walker, Tenneco Inc. That investment begins and ends with the people in the aftermarket, specifically the service technician, and its critical that manufacturers like Monroe and Walker offer as much support as possible. “Drive has become the perfect conduit for us to work with and support these programs. Tenneco, a long supporter of technician education programs like the Technology Tour and Monroe Ride and Drive programs, developed Drive as an investment in the future of independent automotive service businesses and their technicians. More than 1400 students have participated in the program since its inception. Drive, an interactive training program, offers hands-on materials to enhance classroom instruction and technical training by providing instructors ride control take-aparts, mufflers cutaways, converter take-aparts, training posters and more.