Bison Supports PTDA Initiative
August 27, 2012—With the anticipated retirement of more than 80 million baby boomers over the next 20 years and only 43 million younger workers in line to replace them, the time is fast approaching when recruiting talented individuals will once again be a serious challenge for every business. For the power transmission/motion control industry, the problem is even more profound as it endures a lack of recognition among young people as well as a well-publicized skills gap. The Industrial Career Pathway (ICP) initiative - founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation - is taking major steps to ensure the workforce is aware of the satisfying and rewarding careers available in industrial distribution. And to help, Bison Gear and Engineering has stepped up by making a contribution to fund the initiative's activities in 2012. With this contribution, Bison is taking a leading role in the movement to drive talented workers to key positions in manufacturing and industrial distribution. The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control industry. The foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law. The PTDA Foundation's core initiative, Industrial Careers Pathway, 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.
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