Recognizing that work force needs ranked as the number one challenge of power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors and manufacturers, the PTDA Foundation launched PT WORK Force—an initiative to specifically support the PT/MC industry with Work force Outreach, Research and Knowledge.
And to help continue the momentum in 2018, 56 organizations and individuals have funded the PTDA Foundation’s Vanguard Campaign, making contributions of over $129,000 to kick-off the 2018 Fund Drive. These organizations are “in the vanguard”—leading the fundraising charge. By contributing to the PTDA Foundation as part of the Vanguard Campaign, these companies are taking a leading role in the movement to develop the support PT/MC distributors need to find, connect with and recruit for key positions in the PT/MC industry. The PTDA Foundation’s 2018 Fund Drive is now in progress; more companies and individuals are contributing every day to support the effort.
“The world of work is constantly changing. With unemployment at an all-time low, employers in our industry are feeling the pressure to hire the team members they need to grow their organizations,” said Brian Short, corporate account manager at NSK Americas and president of the PTDA Foundation. “The work of the PTDA Foundation to create PT WORK Force is a critical game-changer for our industry. It’s something we all need and, by pooling our financial support and working together through PTDA Foundation committees, we can enable PT/MC employers to recruit new employees and attain a sufficient, vibrant workforce,” he said.