Virtually every company in the equipment industry understands the value of offering continuing education and professional development opportunities to their workforce. Learning more about the job and industry makes workers more productive and efficient and helps them stay current on the latest changes and technological advancements. Employers benefit from having happier, more motivated and knowledgeable employees that are more likely to stay with the organization.
One of the biggest challenges that companies face when providing educational opportunities is finding time in their employees’ busy schedules. Having workers travel to off-site seminars or heavy equipment classes can be an impractical and expensive option for many businesses.
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) can provide a more convenient and cost-effective alternative. Our suite of heavy equipment professional development solutions, available via The AED Foundation, includes offerings your employees can access without leaving your facility.
Onsite Education Options
Our onsite learning solutions cover branch management, parts, service, rentals and other areas that impact your business. We also offer online resources that allow your workers to learn at their own pace whenever they have some downtime on the job. These options include self-study programs that are available through the AED Dealer Learning Center, as well as technician and manager programs that can lead to earning a dealer education certificate.
Why Choose AED for Your Company's Onsite Education Needs?
Our more than a century of experience representing equipment distribution organizations like yours gives us a unique perspective regarding the industry’s education needs. This insight, combined with our extensive track record of helping our members meet their performance and profitability objectives, ensures our courses will provide an outstanding return on your investment.
What Are the Benefits of Onsite Education Programs?
Onsite professional development programs can provide a host of benefits for employers and their workforce:
- Customization: We’re able to tailor the content of our onsite programs to your company and industry. Whether you require a construction equipment professional development solution or one created for industries such as forestry, agriculture, mining, power generation or rentals, you’ll get a customized offering that meets your unique needs.
- Hands-on experience: Many of our onsite solutions consist of discussions, group exercises and other interactive methods that provide a valuable “hands-on” learning experience. You’ll work with experts who are willing to share their many years of practical and relevant industry knowledge.
- Cost savings: In many situations, The AED Foundation will not incur additional expenses related to the presentation of our Onsite Education Programs. We’ll pass these savings on to your organization, which can reduce your costs by up to 40%.
- No travel: The opportunity for your team to participate in onsite training means you won’t have to cover their travel expenses and results in less time away from the job.
For more information regarding onsite education opportunities, please contact Liz McCabe at 630-468-5132 or [email protected].