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Help Your Child Find a Great Career in Industrial Distribution

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want to make sure they are able to stand on their own two feet when the time comes and make a good living for themselves and their family. But young people sometimes need guidance when it comes to careers, which is why we built this parent section of the ICP website.  

One little-known but established field where your son or daughter can be a real superhero is the field of INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION. This website is filled with information about industrial distribution and what it has to offer potential employees.

Industrial distribution offers a range of immediate career opportunities for smart, self-motivated individuals.

However, few people know that industrial distribution professionals are an essentail part of the supply chain that keeps our national economy moving.

There are industrial distributors in every U.S. state and Canadian province. Many of these companies are willing to attend your cihld's school's career fair, give an in-class presentation or perhaps offer a tour of their industrial distribution business that is close to your school.

Interested? Just email infoicp@ptda.org with your request and we will do our best to get an industrial distributor to your child's school.

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INVITE A REAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR TO YOUR SCHOOL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLY REWARDING CAREER.

Resources For Educators

Industrial Distribution Sales and Customer Service Learning Objectives Matrix
What skills and abilities will my students need to find a job in industrial distribution?

Elements of Industrial Distribution Online Course
A three credit hour, four module online course covering the fundamentals of industrial distribution.

Industrial Distribution Employer Database
Connect your students with local industrial distributors for possible internships or informational interviews.

Resources For Parents

What is Industrial Distribution?
Industrial distributors provide products and solutions to manufacturers and other companies.  Learn more about the industry and the rewarding careers available to young adults.

ICP Job Board
Industrial distributors are hiring! Check out the current jobs available and encourage young adults to post their resumes.

What's the Outlook for Industrial Distribution Careers?
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs will be created in industrial distribution in the next five years.

Alliance Partners

  • ASA
  • HARDI
  • ISA
  • NAED
  • NAHAD
  • NIBA
  • NBMDA
  • PTDA