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The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) links students to career paths in industrial distribution through partnerships with local educators and employers. NAHAD is an Alliance Partner of ICP, giving all members access to the tools and training they provide, including:

Talent Tipsheet - Timely articles and insights delivered every other Wednesday with ideas on how you can recruit, train and incorporate Gen Y employees into your workforce.  

Elements of Industrial Distribution - Online training courses that are ideal for orienting new staff, preparing interns, transitioning employees into new positions or broadening the understanding of employees in niche roles. Best of all, these courses are offered at a discount to NAHAD members!

Job Board - NAHAD members save $50 each time they post a job on the ICP Job Board. Use this industry-targeted online tool to find your next best employee. Contact Amy Luckado, aluckado@nahad.org for your discount code.

Become an ICP Ambassador- A key component of the ICP initiative happens in the communities where distributors live, do business and have an economic impact. It is there, at the local level, that distributors need to find those early-career distribution professionals. It is there, at the local level, that employees and potential employees need training and education options, information and access to distributors. 

ICP AMBASSADORS become the face and voice of industrial distribution and the distribution channel in their community. The project you undertake will reflect your interest and ideas about what is needed in your region, the time you have available and your schedule. ICP works with each AMBASSADOR to develop an individual action plan.  

Latest ICP News

The Industrial Careers Pathway Steering Committee Meets to Refine Its Initiatives

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The Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) Steering Committee met on May 31 and June 1 in Arlington, Virginia  for their annual retreat to review and direct current programs. In attendance and representing NAHAD were Amy Luckado, Membership Services Director, Vincent Moulden, Digital Media Manager and Lindsey Gallik, NAHAD Board Member and Sales Manager at Holmbury, Inc.

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Talent Tipsheet

Generation Z may not respond to the same recruiting methods used to attract Millennials. A recent article by Tess Taylor at HR Dive says companies that strategize early to take advantage of the coming Gen Z infiltration will fare the best. Gen Zs will put professional goals and personal values at the forefront of their job search. If they view a company as providing a positive experience for employees, they are more likely to see how they will benefit from a position there. While not quite as fussy for the perfect fit career as Millennials are thought to be, Gen Zs are not afraid to shop around the job market for the right fit, in the long run.

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For more information about Industrial Careers Pathway, please visit: www.industrialcareerspathway.org  or contact Amy Luckado, NAHAD Membership Director, at aluckado@nahad.org