Industrial Careers Pathway's New Site Targets Right Audience - Modern Distribution Management

Log In

Industrial Careers Pathway’s New Site Targets Right Audience

ICP launches revamp of at PTDA/FPDA annual meeting.

The Industrial Careers Pathway is an alliance of organizations and associations committed to creating awareness of and opportunity in industrial distribution. The target: young people.
At the Power Transmission Distributors Association’s annual Industry Summit, going on this week in San Diego, the ICP introduced the revamp of its Web site, The revamp was not just a cosmetic shift. It was a shift in mindset for the alliance. The site is now geared toward young people at the start of their careers (or even earlier!). Before the site was more generic and aimed at building awareness of the initiative. As SKF’s director of channel management Terry Knight says in a press release about the revamped site: "The ICP Web site will be the first exposures many young adults will have to the industry. So we have designed it to provide all the information and resources they need to successfully pursue a career in our industry." That includes a search of potential employers by zip code or other attributes.
It’s a good move for Industrial Careers Pathway as it is continually evolves to find the right approach to draw more young people into industrial distribution.
Employers can also access information about how they can get involved, as well. In the top-right corner of, click on For Employers.
Associations that support ICP as Alliance Partners: PTDA, American Supply Association, Bearing Specialist Association, Industrial Supply Association, the International Association of Plastics Distribution, and the National Fluid Power Association. Four associations are classified as "supporters": FPDA Motion + Control Network, HALO/HARDI, NAHAD and the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.
Read what juniors and seniors at three universities told MDM about what they are looking for as they start their careers in distribution: A Demographic Shift in Distribution.

Share this article

About the Author
Recommended Reading
Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for the MDM Update Newsletter

The MDM update newsletter is your best source for news and trends in the wholesale distribution industry.

Get the MDM Update Newsletter

Wholesale distribution news and trends delivered right to your inbox.

Sign-up for our free newsletter and get:

  • Up-to-date news in a quick-to-read format
  • Free access to webcasts, podcasts and live events
  • Exclusive whitepapers, research and reports
  • And more!


articles left

Want more Premium content from MDM?

Subscribe today and get:

  • New issues twice each month
  • Unlimited access to, including 10+ years of archived data
  • Current trends analysis, market data and economic updates
  • Discounts on select store products and events

Subscribe to continue reading

MDM Premium Subscribers get:

  • Unlimited access to
  • 1 year digital subscription, with new issues twice a month
  • Trends analysis, market data and quarterly economic updates
  • Deals on select store products and events



You have one free article remaining

Subscribe to MDM Premium to get unlimited access. Your subscription includes:

  • Two new issues a month
  • Access to 10+ years of archived data on
  • Quarterly economic updates, trends analysis and market data
  • Store and event discounts

To continue reading, you must be an MDM Premium subscriber.

Join other distribution executives who use MDM Premium to optimize their business. Our insights and analysis help you enter the right new markets, turbocharge your sales and marketing efforts, identify business partners that help you scale, and stay ahead of your competitors.

Register for full access

By providing your email, you agree to receive announcements from us and our partners for our newsletter, events, surveys, and partner resources per MDM Terms & Conditions. You can withdraw consent at any time.

Learn More about Custom Reports

Request a Market Prospector Demo

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.