Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) made itself known to an estimated 2,000 young participants at the 22nd annual Skill/ Compétences Canada on June 6-7, 2016, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, with a booth staffed by three volunteer ICP Ambassadors from Motion Industries Inc. and ICP program manager, Mary Jawgiel.
Jawgiel estimated about 400 conversations took place with right fit students concerning careers in industrial distribution. She added that 20 educators who influence students’ career choices were also engaged. The group guided Skills Canada participants to a new online Team ID superhero quiz.
Tom Dielschneider, vice president supply chain, Motion Industries Inc., who participated as a volunteer ICP Ambassador agreed. “This is definitely the audience we want to influence. In a few short years, they are going to be our new hires, assuming they know about our field, which is why we are here,” he said.
Two additional ICP Ambassadors, Robert Tompkins and Chris McNamara, of Motion’s Moncton branch, also helped out by spending time at the ICP booth talking with Skills Canada competitors and observers. Tompkins said, “This is a great competition and we loved being a part of this whole experience. We are thankful that ICP engaged us and made this so easy.”
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