The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2014 - (Page 54)

HUMAN YOUNG TALENT RESOURCES An Untapped Resource MHEDA members hire students they met at the MHEDA Convention BY STEVE GUGLIELMO O ne of the greatest challenges facing our industry is a supposed dearth of young professionals available and entering material handling. Some have called this a "skills gap" while others survey their "aging workforce" and wonder where they'll find the next generation of leadership. MHEDA has made youth outreach a core tenet of its mission statement. The Association, in conjunction with MHI and CICMHE, sponsors "Classroom Day" at both the ProMat and MODEX shows. Classroom Day allows college and even high school students to come to the trade shows and tour the show floor accompanied by an experienced industry veteran. This experience Far left, Duncan Murphy and Cody Karr. 54 MHEDA | allows them to see, up close, the products and services offered by our industry and also ask any questions that they may have about the industry. Once their interest in the industry is piqued, MHEDA has a dedicated Career Center on complete with a resume bank and informational video promoting material handling as a career choice, which can be embedded on your company's site. This online resource allows employers to post jobs and students to post their resumes in hopes of finding a match. Another thing that MHEDA has done to bring new blood into the industry is host college students at the annual MHEDA Convention. This year, eight students from colleges and universities around the country came to Convention in Orlando. MHEDA hosted the students at the annual Past President's Dinner on Saturday, May 3, and several of the students in attendance were awarded the Howard Bernstein Scholarship during the Monday morning business meeting. Convention is a great opportunity for college students to rub elbows with the top decision makers and executives Wells Jarvis, second from the left.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2014

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
A Seat at the Table
Women in Business Trends
Happy Anniversary!
MHEDA at 60
A Powerful Marketing Advantage
MHEDA University Calendar
Best of the Best
An Untapped Resource
16 Tools to Build Your Service Labor Business
Personal/professional Relationships With Customers
Calling All Emerging Leaders
Omni-Channel Retailing
Design of the Mheda Disc Report
Convention 2014 Recap
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2014