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The Industrial Careers Pathway Can Assist Distributors in Finding the Next Generation of Employees

ICP-logoAre you an industrial distributor struggling to find the next generation of employees? Or are you student looking to find a great career?

The Industrial Careers Pathway can help! The ICP is an alliance of trade associations that drives programs to build awareness of the careers available in industrial distribution. This organization links students to career paths in industrial distribution through partnerships with local educators and employers.

Eight trade associations, including NAHAD, NIBA, and PTDA, are Alliance Partners of ICP, giving all members access to the tools and training they provide, including:

Talent Tipsheet - Timely articles and insights delivered every other Wednesday with ideas on how you can recruit, train and incorporate Gen Y employees into your workforce.  Check out the Talent Tipsheet on Utilizing Unique Hiring Strategies to Recruit Generation Z.

ICP-photoElements of Industrial Distribution - Online training courses that are ideal for orienting new staff, preparing interns, transitioning employees into new positions or broadening the understanding of employees in niche roles. Best of all, these courses are offered at a discount to trade association partner members!

Job Board - Members save $50 each time they post a job on the ICP Job Board. Use this industry-targeted online tool to find your next best employee.

Become an ICP Ambassador- A key component of the ICP initiative happens in the communities where distributors live, do business and have an economic impact. It is there, at the local level, that distributors need to find those early-career distribution professionals and employees and potential employees need training and education options, information and access to distributors. 

ICP Ambassadors become the face and voice of industrial distribution and the distribution channel in their community. The project you undertake will reflect your interest and ideas about what is needed in your region, the time you have available and your schedule.

ICP works with each Ambassador to develop an individual action plan. Tribute customers have participated in this program to promote careers in industrial distribution.


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