The AED Foundation


AED Foundation's Latest Research Report Looks at 'Building Diversity into the Equipment Distribution Industry'

The AED Foundation's latest commissioned research report, Building Diversity into the Equipment Distribution Industry, provides industry stakeholders with key recommendations to recruit and retain a diverse workforce....


AEDF Announces Heavy Equipment Maintenance Degree

The AED Foundation (AEDF) has announced the accreditation of the Del Mar College (DMC) Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician offered through its Diesel Applied Technology Program....


Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program Gains AEDF Recognition

The AED Foundation (AEDF) announced that the BOCES High School District completed a successful recognition recently by adding the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program located at the Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora, N.Y., to its growing list of recognized high schools....


AED Foundation Announces Its Partnership With Illinois Central College, SkillsUSA

The AED Foundation's (AEDF) grassroots campaign and Vision 2025 movement prompted a collaboration between SkillsUSA, Illinois Central College (ICC) and AEDF. This partnership helps alleviate North America's widespread technician shortage via AEDF high school recognition and college accreditation....


AED Foundation Awards Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co., Power Equipment Co. IRAP Designation

Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. and Power Equipment Co. recently became the first AED distributor member recognized by The AED Foundation (AEDF) as an Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP)....


AED Gets Approval to Oversee Apprenticeship Programs

After a two-year application process, the AED Foundation has been authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to create and manage department-approved apprenticeship programs in Associated Equipment Distributor dealerships....


AEDF Continues the Mission to Certify 500 Managers as Part of Vision 2024

Since the AED Foundation (AEDF) launched its Vision 2024 campaign, AEDF has put forth efforts to encourage members to utilize the self-study courses that the Foundation has on hand. These efforts are made to educate industry professionals and meet the Vision 2024 goal of 500 certified managers....


The AED Foundation Continues Its Endeavor to Accredit 100 College Programs by 2024

The AED Foundation (AEDF) is committed to accrediting 100 college programs by 2024, working consistently with schools to provide this highly respected distinction. This is one component of the Foundation's Vision 2024 goal, which aims to reduce the workforce shortage by building a strong pipeline of qualified technicians entering the equipment industry....


AED Foundation Embarks on Mission to Recognize 50 High School Programs by 2024

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put many of the nation's activities and events on hold, The AED Foundation (AEDF) perseveres as it continues to meet its Vision 2024 goals. Through the pandemic, AEDF has adapted to continue to fit the needs of students and schools across the country to help students graduate from AEDF's recognized high school programs....


AED Promotes Liz McCabe to Vice President of Education and Programs

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) promoted Liz McCabe to vice president of education and programs. "I am pleased to announce the promotion of Liz McCabe to the position of vice president of education and programs," said AED President and CEO Brian McGuire....






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