NIBA Becomes ICP Alliance Partner

ICP Alliance Partners are industrial distribution associations who have recognized the need to take coordinated action to secure a skilled industrial distribution and manufacturing sales and customer service workforce for today and tomorrow.

Chicago, ILIndustrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) announces its fifth Alliance Partner, NIBA-The Belting Association (NIBA). NIBA joins the American Supply Association (ASA), the Industrial Supply Association’s (ISA) Educational Foundation, NAHAD–the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution and the Power Transmission Distributors Association’s (PTDA) Foundation — as a supporter of ICP and its endeavors.

NIBA is a global organization serving fabricators, distributors, and manufacturers of belting and related products. NIBA’s Board of Directors voted to join ICP at their June 2014 Board meeting.  NIBA president, Tom Wujek states, “NIBA’s Programs and Services Committee thoroughly vetted ICP before recommending joining as an Alliance Partner.  We believe in the direction ICP is taking, focusing its efforts on creating awareness of the field of industrial distribution among 18-34 year olds who currently are not aware of the great career opportunities within industrial distribution.  We feel that by joining together with other distribution associations, we can use our partnership with ICP as a way to help our industry connect with our future workforce. We are looking forward to a long and profitable relationship.”

ICP Alliance Partners are industrial distribution associations who have recognized the need to take coordinated action to secure a skilled industrial distribution and manufacturing sales and customer service workforce for today and tomorrow. Alliance Partners’ support of ICP helps fund a host of outreach efforts and provide a wealth of resources available to industrial distributors, job seekers and educators and parents. Alliance Partners’ member companies also enjoy discounts on job listings on ICP’s Job Board, the only job board specifically for the field of industrial distribution, and on ICP educational materials including the landmark Elements of Industrial Distribution course available online and in print.

Through the collective support of Alliance Partners and their member companies, ICP is devoted to building awareness among the elusive 18-34 year old audience about the incredibly rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.  Recent endeavors in support of this mission include having Alliance Partner member companies attend local career fairs to familiarize students and educators with the field, producing an online series of videos providing advice on finding a job in industrial distribution, establishing an industry-specific ICP Job Board and building a website designed to attract the target 18-34 year old audience loaded with solid information on careers in the field of industrial distribution.

ICP is a multifaceted North American workforce initiative supported by an alliance of industry associations.  ICP links students and job seekers to career paths in industrial distribution and manufacturing through partnerships with local educators and employers. For more information, visit industrialcareerspathway.org, contact ICP at info@industrialcareerspathway.org or +1.312.516.2100. Follow ICP on Twitter at @IDCareersOrg.

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