Conexpo 2020 to Feature Workforce Best Practices

Feb. 14, 2020

An interactive area at Conexpo 2020 will highlight best practices in workforce solutions.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, manager of the show, has joined with industry associations, educational institutions, youth organizations, and heavy equipment manufacturers to showcase industry-wide best practices for recruiting and engaging youth, veterans, and other underemployed groups, it said. These organizations will highlight trade skills to over 1,000 students as well as provide attendees with industry best practice recruitment information.

The Workforce Solutions Area will be located near the entrance to the Festival Grounds. Ten booths and a workforce trailer will be active and available throughout the show.

“It’s critical for the construction equipment manufacturing industry and the market it serves to do what it takes now to showcase the incredible career opportunities offered by our industry,” said Julie Davis, workforce development director at AEM, in a prepared statement.

Local high school students will be invited to the area on Thursday and Friday of the show. Additional demonstrations by SkillsUSA Nevada will highlight specific trade skills by their youth chapters as well as various presentations being featured throughout the two days.

“Our Workforce Solutions Area will provide a uniquely valuable opportunity to learn how to make a memorable connection with young people by tapping into kinesthetic learning methods that excite a hands-on workforce,” said Davis. 

Students will also be able to visit exhibits within the Festival Grounds during these two days. Students will be provided a map with the participating exhibitors indicated. Exhibitors will be promoting their brand as well as providing experiences for the students to better understand the opportunities available in the industry.

Participating organizations include:

  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Be Pro Be Proud
  • Association of Equipment Distributers
  • Lift & Move USA
  • Wacker Neuson
  • Cashman CAT
  • DoD SkillBridge
  • Hero’s Make America
  • Agricultural Future of America
  • Virgina Tech (Mining Engineering)
  • Ferris State University (Heavy Equipment)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Bridging America’s Gap