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AEM Partners with SkillsUSA To Tackle Manufacturing's Skills Gap

Wed August 07, 2019 - National Edition
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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has teamed up with SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, to help provide America with a skilled and developed workforce.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has teamed up with SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, to help provide America with a skilled and developed workforce.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has teamed up with SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, to help provide America with a skilled and developed workforce.

The partnership began with AEM and SkillUSA's mutual respect for each organization's commitment to be a solution to the skills gap, grow interest in skilled and technical trades, dispel stereotypes, as well as ensure all students are both college and career ready. From there, the collaboration seemed obvious.

"AEM is thrilled to be able to partner with SkillsUSA as part of our ongoing effort to open doors for the association's members and allow them to gain access to uniquely valuable opportunities to enhance their workforce and help secure a bright future for our industry," said Julie Davis, AEM director of workforce development.

SkillsUSA provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical in classrooms across the nation. More than 345,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, and there are more than 19,000 local chapters across the nation introducing their members to skills that induce career readiness, responsibility and effectiveness.

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