SkillsUSA Wisconsin & AEM Partnership

July 30, 2019

Madison – Wisconsin’s shortage of skill trade workers (including STEM) continues to be one of the biggest problems for employers.  Seemingly there is no end in sight.  In response to this growing epidemic, SkillsUSA Wisconsin and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have joined forces and made a joint commitment through a partnership agreement. 

At a ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin, AEM Director of Workforce Development, Julie Davis and SkillsUSA Wisconsin Executive Director, Brent Kindred formalized this commitment.  The agreement summarizes the collaboration between each organization to be a solution to the skills gap, grow interest in skilled and technical trades, dispel stereotypes and ensure all students are both college and career ready. 

“Leveraging partnerships such as this are vital to Wisconsin and the United States.  We are proud to be working with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  Together we will make a difference,” said Kindred.

About SkillsUSA Wisconsin
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

About AEM
Advancing equipment manufacturers in the global marketplace; our passion is to not only see your business succeed, but to create a community where we, as an industry, can make positive and lasting change. AEM is 1,000+ members strong and growing, representing 200+ product lines.