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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Connect with Schools

One of the best ways to start building your talent pipeline is to connect with students. Attend career fairs, offer to make in-class presentations or host a group of students at your facility.

 

Connect through Career Fairs

Most high schools and many elementary schools hold career fairs on a yearly basis. This is a way for students to learn about various options for careers. In many cases, these events feature career paths that don’t require a four-year college degree. Businesses in the PT/MC field have had great success in participating in career fairs as a way to find promising new hires.

Download the PT WORK Force® D.I.Y. Guide: "Career Fair Participation"
Access the webinar: "Volunteer for a Local Career Fair: It's Easy, Fun and Rewarding"
 

Connect through Classroom Presentations

Classroom presenters are sought by instructors who want to show their students possible career opportunities. This gives local business like PT/MC employers an excellent opportunity to talk about our industry to potential future employees. Some states and school districts require career education even in elementary school.

Download the PT Work Force® D.I.Y. Guide: "Giving a Classroom Presentation"
Access the webinar: "The Do's & Don'ts of Classroom Presentations"


“I hadn’t done a presentation for high school students before, so I accessed the PT WORK Force Do’s & Don’ts of Classroom Presentations Webinar. The faculty were grateful that I was willing to share my expertise so the students now know about the industry and can consider it when choosing a career.”

Brian Short, Regal Power Transmission Solutions
 

Connect through Company Tours

Company tours are sought by instructors who want to show their students possible career opportunities. Bringing in young people will allow you to make connections with interested students to build your talent pipeline. Tours give students a hands-on experience of what happens in a PT/MC distributor or manufacturer.

Download the PT WORK Force® D.I.Y. Guide: "Giving a Company Tour"
Access the webinar: "Impress Your Future Workforce with a Company Tour"
 

Connect with Student Groups

Another way to start getting to know your potential future employees is by getting involved in student groups like FIRST –For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology or SkillsUSA which also has local and state chapters. There is also a SkillsCanada organization.

These organizations offer many ways for you to get involved – from donating parts and equipment to help the group with their project, becoming a sponsor of a team, serving as a judge for competitions and acting as an instructor to assist the students in their efforts.