ICUEE has announced a new scholarship in partnership with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) through the AEMP Foundation.
The foundation offers scholarships to students attending qualified schools with a two-year diesel technician program to help alleviate the critical technician shortage facing the heavy equipment industry. For 2012, the ICUEE Technician Scholarship for $2,000 went to John R. Kulsa, who is majoring in diesel and heavy equipment at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology; ICUEE also provided an additional $500 in support of the AEMP Foundation’s general scholarship fund.
AEMP works to foster industry professionalism and growth and to advance the asset management profession and those working in the heavy equipment industry. In addition to scholarships, AEMP offers professional development education opportunities along with three accreditation programs.
“Properly trained diesel technicians are vital for keeping the equipment in top operating condition; partnering with ICUEE helps us extend the reach of our scholarship program and build the future workforce,” stated Stan Orr, CAE, AEMP president and chief strategy officer.
The next edition of the biennial ICUEE will be held October 1-3, 2013 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. AEMP will again bring a Fleet Management Exhibits Pavilion to the ICUEE show floor with a focus on the latest fleet management software, products and services. And the association is co-locating its Asset Management Symposium with ICUEE for the first time. The symposium targets key industry issues that can include equipment finance, telematics, fleet metrics, and Tier 4 engine emissions. Professional certification courses will also be held.
"By working with ICUEE, we can offer our members and other industry workers more professional development opportunities and convenient access to the latest technology advances to help them and their businesses succeed," stated Orr.