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Update 2012 Annual Fund Campaign for Workforce Development
The Best Investment Opportunity for Your Future
By Rebecca Rakers, Manager of Sales & Development
Dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers in the construction equipment industry have continued to invest in the Foundation's workforce development initiative through the 2012 Annual Fund Campaign despite their hardships, realizing their very survival may depend upon it. Are you a part of this group?
The Foundation is working to turn around the trend of technician depletion by building a network of AED Accredited and AED Alliance colleges. As a result, these institutions are graduating hundreds of highly qualified technicians annually, feeding in to dealer organizations around the U.S. We will help equipment distributors win their fight for survival and success by ensuring the availability of next-generation technicians who have been trained to high AED technical standards based on the Standards for Construction Equipment Technology. These standards have been developed over the years by committees of industry experts and instructors from the best of the best post-secondary technical programs.
Just one catch to this – this work continues and thrives only as industry shareholders support it. The Foundation's goal for the 2012 campaign is $270,000. As of Jan. 23, 2012, $214,200 has been donated by 101 investors.
If you think you may need to hire qualified technicians in the future, now is the time to pledge.
You can view the industry leaders who have already invested at Foundation Investors 2012. And, you will be grandly recognized for your generosity on listings:
To invest in your future and have your company's name listed, simply call me at 630-468-5113 directly or go online to http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/contribute.cfm for your pledge form. Invoices will be sent out whenever you designate, from now through August 2012.
In the May issue of CED magazine
On the Investor Boards at Executive Forum in September
In the 2012 AED Foundation Annual Report
Thank you in advance for your support of The AED Foundation.
Article Date: 01-26-2012
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