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Summer, 2012

Greetings and hello again from Pathway and Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP), the main project initiative of the PTDA Foundation. The PTDA Foundation is the charitable 501(c)(3) sister organization of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA).

We thank you for your past support--and welcome your continued support--in making the best and brightest young people aware of the benefits of careers available to them in industrial distribution. We hope you will read through this e-newsletter to discover what ICP has done for you lately and to
 access a host of resources available for you to use now.

For more information about ICP or to get involved, please contact
Mary Jawgiel, ICP Program Director, at +1.312.516.2100

Job_Board_LaunchesJob Board Saves Time and Money in Your Search for Entry-Level Employees

Launched on June 30, the ICP Job Board is being marketed to 18-34 year olds who are seeking their first industrial distribution positions. Your job posting on the ICP Job Board will break through the clutter of the big national job boards and help you find more qualified and interested candidates for entry-level job openings in industrial distribution. 

ICP Alliance Partner companies save $50 for each help-wanted ad posted to the ICP Job Board (through September 30, 2012).

Read more about the ICP Job Board's time-saving features designed to help you find better candidates.! 

Amb_NetworkAmbassadors Network Together, Build Skills and Help the Field

ICP Ambassadors enjoy a few perks, such as belonging to a community of professionals excited about industrial distribution. They also have opportunities to meet face-to-face with potential new employees and discuss ways to build awareness of industrial distribution to a diverse market of 18-34 year-olds who might otherwise be attracted to careers in other more visible fields, such as high finance or healthcare. In the past, Ambassadors have attended job fairs, discussed industrial distribution at technical and community colleges and distributed press releases to their local media with information about the career opportunities available in industrial distribution.

If you'd like to join this prestigious group, sign up at  

 ICPTTICP Talent Tipsheet Transforms Readers Into Millennial Super-Managers 

The fastest and easiest way to get the most relevant information about recruiting, hiring and managing Millennials (those people ages roughly 18-34) is the ICP Talent Tipsheet. The ICP Talent Tipsheet delivers a synopsis of a timely article from one of the world's thought-leaders on the topic and an easily-implemented action item every other week. The result is that you quickly become up-to-speed on what it takes to motivate, entice and retain these elusive young employees so that your company is profitable, competitive and leading edge. Read the archives and subscribe today at New subscribers receive a free copy of the ICP's Guide to Internships and Co-ops (for a limited time).

storyGot a Story to Tell?

We know that many of you spread the word about the great career opportunities available in industrial distribution on a regular basis. Others of you are second or third generation industrial distributors. And, some of you are brand new to the field and excited about the options available.  
We would love to hear from you and share your story with others. We hope to be able to share your stories with ICP Ambassadors and use them on our new ICP website (coming January 1, 2013) to let the 18 -34 year old target market know about the real opportunities available in industrial distribution. And, you don't even need to write them up. Just e-mail Mary Jawgiel, ICP Program Director at with a few brief words on your story and we can set up a time to talk. You will be able to review before your story is published.

fundThank You to Fund Drive Donors!

For questions regarding donations toward the cause of connecting bright, young people with available careers in industrial distribution, please contact PTDA Foundation Executive Director Ann Arnott at or +1.312.516.2100.

To join the list of contributors, please donate today.
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