Finding good employees is essential to the success of any company and MHEDA wants to help you find the best talent. Use the resources below to grow your teams.

Hireology, A Trusted Partner of MHEDA

We’re excited to share that we’ve added Hireology, an all-in-one recruiting, hiring and onboarding platform, to our list of trusted partners. Hireology is uniquely positioned to help members overcome the hiring challenges they’re facing today. Their platform empowers you to source applicants for hard to fill roles, quickly move candidates through the hiring process, and onboard new talent fast. Hireology also recently added new in-app drug screens and background check options to give you added peace of mind when hiring for roles like heavy equipment operators.

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These are universities that have an industrial distribution program or related programs such as supply chain management or industrial technology/engineering program. MHEDA works closely with them and our objective is to introduce students to the material handling equipment distribution industry and increase their recognition and appreciation of the rewarding career opportunities that exist among our member companies. As employers you have the opportunity to connect with these students who represent the future of the Material Handling industry. 

Clemson University, Clemson, SC – Connect with Students

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC – Connect with Students

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – Connect with Students

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – Connect with Students

University of Nebraska at Kearny, Kearny, NE – Connect with Students

CFT – Certified Forklift Technician

There is an extreme shortage of qualified forklift technicians in the industry. As many as 10,000 forklift technicians are needed within the next two years. MHEDA and the nationwide Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) have partnered to help fill this gap by creating the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) program.

The CFT is a nationally portable, industry-led, hands-on training and assessment certification program developed through the MHEDA and MSSC partnership to prepare individuals with in-demand skills to maintain, service, and repair forklift trucks.

Waukesha Community Technical College piloted the first CFT course. In the picture is the Fairchild team and one of their technicians, the CFT instructor, Jason Solberg and the dean of WCTC, Mike Shiels. 

Interactive map to see community colleges that work with MSSC

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Career Videos

MHEDA has the tools for you to communicate to students, recent graduates, and young talent from other industries the vast opportunities and career paths available in the material handling industry, and at your company.

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LMS Recruiting Courses

MHEDA online management system offers specific programs geared to recruiting efforts in addition to other courses to use to enhance your career development. 

  • How to Become an Employer of Choice
  • Recruiting and Retaining Top Salespeople
  • Recruiting Young Talent
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