Power transmission industry makes contributions to PTDA Foundation initiative

Fifteen organizations within the power transmission/motion control industry have made contributions of more than $48,000 to fund the activities of The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) initiative. ICP was founded and significantly funded by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation and its goal is to take “major steps to ensure the workforce is aware of the satisfying and rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.”

The 15 organizations that made the contributions are “in the vanguard” or leading the “fundraising charge” according to PTDA.  The Vanguard campaign kicks off the PTDA Foundation’s 2012 fund drive.  The Foundation’s work is funded solely by donations and was founded in 1982 to “enhance knowledge, education, professionalism, and productivity within the power transmission/motion control industry.”

“The 2012 Vanguard contributions show us just how many companies understand the importance of reaching out, connecting with and preparing young people to become our industries’ outstanding employees and future leaders,” said Barbara J. Ross, vice president of sales and marketing at Timken Drives LLC and president of the PTDA Foundation. “I give my sincere thanks to all 15 organizations for supporting the PTDA Foundation and its key initiative – Industrial Careers Pathway.”

ICP is a collaboration of industrial distribution associations working together to bring tomorrow’s North American employees to the industrial distribution channel, develop programs to teach business and distribution basics and create affordable resources for current employee development.

For more information and a complete list of donors, visit www.industrialcareerspathway.org.

-Bill O’Leary

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