Chicago, IL— Two PTDA Foundation Trustees—Pamela Kan of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation and Tribby Warfield—along with ICP program director Mary Jawgiel participated in the meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Educators (ACTE), December 5-7. Attended by 4,000 technical/vocational instructors, administrators and counselors, they spoke with individuals who influence ICP’s target market of 18-34 year olds with a technical aptitude, who like to solve problems and work with people.
Kan says, “The PTDA Foundation Board believes strongly in getting the message on industrial distribution out to the world. We believe this is extremely important, so Tribby and I went to this meeting and helped work the ICP booth. We met educators who are looking for new career opportunities to tell their students about.”
Warfield states, “These educators are so excited when we tell them that this field is looking for younger people who don’t necessarily need a college degree to get started. And, when educators hear that these are good paying jobs with benefits, they’re sold on having an industrial distributor come talk to their class about the field.”
At the event, ICP collected over 120 leads requesting attendance by an industrial distributor at career fairs and to come make a presentation to their students. ICP is currently matching each request with an ICP Ambassador to spread the word about the field to the next generation of industrial distributors. These events are a great opportunity for companies to develop leads on future job candidates by meeting with them face-to-face.
Through the collective support of Alliance Partners and their member companies, ICP is devoted to building awareness among the 18-34 year old audience about the incredibly rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.
Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) is a multifaceted North American workforce initiative supported by an alliance of ASA, ISA Education Foundation, NAHAD and the PTDA Foundation. Addressing the need for a skilled industrial distribution, manufacturing sales and customer service workforce for today and tomorrow, ICP links students and job seekers through partnerships with local educators and employers. For more information visit https://www.ptda.org/ptworkforce or email ICP at [email protected] or call +1.312.516.2100.