ICP Ambassador Hosts Field Trips For High School Students

Jim Murrell, ICP Ambassador from Ashburn Chemical (Houston, Texas) and member of the Industrial Supply Association, has been busy spreading the word on the incredibly rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.  Murrell worked with Jason Clark, an instructor with the Pasadena, Texas Independent School District, to introduce students to the field from both the distribution and manufacturing perspectives.

Chicago, Ill.—Jim Murrell, ICP Ambassador from Ashburn Chemical (Houston, Texas) and member of the Industrial Supply Association, has been busy spreading the word on the incredibly rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.  Murrell worked with Jason Clark, an instructor with the Pasadena, Texas Independent School District, to introduce students to the field from both the distribution and manufacturing perspectives.   

Murrell and Clark arranged for a group of 15 students to visit four companies:

  • Drago/Motion Supply – a regional industrial MRO distributor
  • Houston Bearing and Supply – a bearing and power transmission supplier
  • Graybar Electric – a central distribution facility of a large national electrical distributor in Houston, Texas
  • Axon Energy – a manufacturer and distributor of oilfield products

There were two separate trips, and the group visited two companies on each day. Murrell planned the discussion sessions at each of the stops and they went on walking tour of each facility.

Murrell noted, “The students loved the opportunity to see first-hand the things that are involved in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial products. They came away with a much greater understanding of industrial distribution as a field and the many opportunities available for careers in the field.  The students were extremely interested and asked great questions.  I think we sparked a lot of interest in careers in industrial distribution.”

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 http://www.industrialcareerspathway.org  or email ICP at info@industrialcareerspathway.org or call +1.312.516.2100. Follow ICP on Twitter at @IDCareersOrg.

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