LeadArticleA Company Culture that Makes a Statement: It's What Candidates Want!
With so much focus on younger generations entering the workforce, there is a lot of talk about company culture and how it can make or break the attraction to a job for entry-level job candidates. Being a Millennial myself, I can tell you that in school, we are taught about the importance of company culture. We have read about the cool jobs at Internet companies and start-ups where you can get massages and have your laundry done while working remotely at an Internet cafe.

Read the rest of this article by ICP's Millennial marketing specialist Amber Siple.
Anchor2ICP Online Job Board Featured in USA Today
Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) and its online Job Board appeared in USA Today the first week of October. Take advantage of the extra exposure of the USA Today audience of 250,000 across five metro markets by placing your help wanted ads today on the ICP Online Job Board. PTDA members are eligible for a 25 percent discount for 30- and 60-day job postings. Use promo code: PTDAJOBS
Article3Looking For Your Next Intern?
List your company in ICP's "Find-an-Internship" directory, to help students looking for an internship in industrial distribution find you. Email us the following information and we'll get you listed:
  • Your name
  • Company name
  • City/State/Zip
  • Company website
  • Name, email and phone of the person the candidate should contact
Also, check out ICP's "Find-an-Intern" directory where 55 schools with programs in the field of industrial distribution are listed. Simply search for schools near you by city/state/zip, contact the person listed and explore whether any students might be interested in your internship.
Internship programs are beneficial to both the student and the employer. While students learn about the field and the world of work, employers can evaluate if the intern would be a good fit for a full time position at the company. Offering an internship program helps to build a potential candidate list for current and future job openings.
Need tips for starting an internship program? Download the ICP How-to-Guide: "Establishing Your Company's Internship Program."
MrsMacConnect With Your Future Employees at a Local Career Fair
Check out the following events that are in need of a volunteer. Don't see one that's near you? That's okay, just email us and we will help you locate the perfect one for you to attend.
  • Wichita, Kan.: Nov. 4, 8:30am-2:50pm at South HS
  • Wichita, Kan.: Nov. 9, 11:30am- 2:15pm at Wichita Alternative HS
  • Randallstown, Md.: Nov. 10, 9:00-10:25am at Randallstown HS
  • Brunswick, Maine: Nov. 10, 5:00-7:00pm at Region Ten Technical HS
  • Questa, N.M.: Nov. 15, 5:00-7:00pm at Questa HS
  • Buffalo Grove, Ill.: Nov. 15, 6:00-8:30pm at Buffalo Grove HS
  • Wichita, Kan.: Nov. 16, 8:00- 1:15am at North HS
  • Wichita, Kan.: Dec.1, 1:20-3:40pm at Northwest HS
  • Media, Pa.: Feb. 15, 2017, 8:00am-12:00pm (Noon) at Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
Presentations with flexible dates:
  • Tolleson, Ariz.: presentation at Tolleson Union HS
  • Rochester, Mass.: (You help pick the date) Presentation at Rochester STEM Academy
If interested in volunteering for one of the above events, please respond at least 10 days before the event date, as ICP needs time to notify school and ship supplies.

ICP is dedicated to making your career event experience simple and valuable. All you have to do is let us know you're available, and we will coordinate the rest. This includes sending you everything you need for a booth including brochures, giveaways and more! Get started today and connect with your future employees by contacting ICP.

We want to thank the contributors who have pledged from June 28, 2016, through September 29, 2016. ICP can only carry out its mission of raising awareness of the incredibly rewarding careers in industrial distribution with your support. Each contribution is important, no matter what amount. You can pledge your support for 2017 by submitting the 2017 pledge form.

Stakeholder Contributor ($5,000-$9,999)
Alan M. Haveson*
The Timken Company

Benefactor Contributor ($2,500 - $4,999)
Bartlett Bearing Co., Inc.
Jason Industrial, A Megadyne Group Company
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Nidec Motor Corporation
Timken-Carlisle Belts
Leadership Contributors ($1,000 - $2,499)
Amsted Industries Foundation (on behalf of Diamond Chain Company)
Anonymous Fund of the North Texas Community Foundation
B&D Industrial
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. and BisonCares (in memory of Ron Bullock)
Brown Transmission & Bearing Co.
DXP Enterprises, Inc.
Garlock Sealing Technologies
General Bearing Service
Kevin McCloskey*
Stephen Philpott*
Purvis Industries, LTD.
Thomson Industries
Tsubaki of Canada Limited

Sponsor Contributors ($500 - $999)
Affiliated Distributors
ATR Sales Inc. (ATRA-FLEX Couplings) (in memory of Tony Hauck)
Bearing Service Co. of Pennsylvania
Belden Universal
Belterra Corporation
Daemar Inc.
Delta Products
Dichtomatik Americas 
Groschopp Inc.
Integrated Distribution, Inc.
iwis drive systems, LLC
Overly Hautz Company
Peer Chain
San Antonio Belting & Pulley Co., Inc.
Schaeffler Canada, Inc.
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
Warren Pike Assoc. Div J. G. Industries Inc.
Williams Distributing

Colleague Contributors ($250 - $499)
AGM Canada Inc.
Bearings & Industrial Supply Co., Inc.
Carlson-Dimond & Wright, Inc.
The Flolo Corporation
French Gerleman
FYH Bearing Units USA, Inc.
Interlynx Systems, LLC
ISC Companies
Mary Sue Lyon* (in memory of Terry Hutton)
Maurey Manufacturing Corp.
MHS Caster & Manufacturing Co.
Bill Moore*
Posi Lock Puller Inc.
P.T. International Corp. (PTI)
PTM Industries Inc.
Jos Sueters*
Associate Contributors (Up to $249)
Atlantic Fasteners
Andrew A.O. Brown*
Rosta USA Corporation
RotoPrecision Inc.

*Heritage Society leader gift
Thank you to those who have pledged, providing us with the fuel to reach out and encourage your future employees! For those of you who haven't pledged just yet, it is not too late for you to help us raise awareness of this significant industry!

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Contact Mary Jawgiel, ICP Program Director, mjawgiel@ptda.org or call +1.312.516.2100

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