ICUEE-The Demo Expo has announced a new ICUEE Scholarship in partnership with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) through the AEMP Foundation.
To help alleviate the critical technician shortage facing the heavy equipment industry, the foundation offers scholarships to students attending qualified schools with a two-year diesel technician program.
For 2012, the ICUEE Technician Scholarship for $2000 went to John R. Kulsa, who is majoring in diesel and heavy equipment at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. ICUEE also provided an additional $500 in support of the AEMP Foundation’s general scholarship fund.
AEMP works to foster industry professionalism and growth and to advance the asset management profession and those working in the heavy equipment industry. In addition to scholarships, AEMP offers professional development education opportunities along with three accreditation programs.
“ICUEE showcases the latest product innovations in the utility/construction industry, so we are very aware of the need for qualified technicians with the skills necessary to maintain this sophisticated equipment; AEMP is an industry leader and we are very pleased to support its educational efforts,” said ICUEE Show Director Sara Truesdale Mooney.
“Properly trained diesel technicians are vital for keeping the equipment in top operating condition; partnering with ICUEE helps us extend the reach of our scholarship program and build the future workforce,” said Stan Orr, CAE, AEMP president and chief strategy officer.