The equipment distribution industry is still facing a daunting deficit of skilled workers in the industry. The AED Foundation is challenging AED members to help create a strong and robust pipeline of skilled workers within the next four years through its new project, Vision 2024.
Vision 2024 has three areas of focus, which include schools with heavy equipment technology programs, students within these programs and AED dealer members. Within these focuses, The AED Foundation is aiming to reach the following goals by 2024:
100 accredited college programs
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50 recognized high schools
- To find out more information about The AED Foundation’s Recognized high school programs, click here.
10,000 skilled technicians entering the workforce
500 certified managers
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5,000 AED Foundation Certified Technicians
- To find out how to become an AED Foundation Certified Technician, click here.
By hitting these benchmarks, The AED Foundation strongly believes there will be a large number of workers already in the industry who are willing and able to take on more significant roles. Also, these tools and programs create a pipeline for the next generation of qualified technicians coming into the industry.
The AED Foundation believes that through this project, it will continue to come closer to its mission to addresses professional education and workforce development and bring more awareness to the benefits available for equipment distributors.
See how The AED Foundation is tackling the industry’s workforce shortage with our Vision 2024 video: