In conjunction with its year long 125th Anniversary celebration, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations who partner with AEM member companies and/or their distribution networks to cultivate the next generation of the equipment industry's workforce.
"AEM is passionate about paving the way for future professionals and continuing to build momentum for our robust industry and we believe that this is a phenomenal way to do so," said Julie Davis, director of workforce development at AEM. "Additionally, it also allows AEM to give back to some of those who have helped the industry grow into what it is today."
An AEM Next Gen Grant Program Nominee is:
- 501(c)(3) organization
- Engaged in outreach towards a K-12 audience and engaged with an AEM member company, or has plans to engage with an AEM member company, as part of their outreach.
- Have an existing relationship with an educational organization.
- Engaged in outreach at the national, state, and/or local levels.
Nominations for grant recipients may be submitted by employees of AEM member companies, please click here for additional information.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) robust history began 125 years ago from a unique vantage point — its industry segments came together to create a fundamentally more powerful voice and advocate for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. Its volunteer leadership has shared what AEM has meant to them and their organizations with a series of AEM's leadership stories.