Items Tagged with 'workforce development'


Illinois Dealer Testifies on Workforce Issues to U.S. House

While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling the equipment industry’s workforce challenges, an ongoing stigma from parents, teachers and school counselors, as well as a lack of incentives for students to pursue technical and vocational education are holding back the industry, Diane Benck, general operations manager and owner of Lisle, Ill.-based West Side Tractors Sales Co., said in her testimony.

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Checking in on Dealers’ Employee Development

The Western Equipment Dealers Assn. and Farm Equipment surveyed dealers across North America to gauge their biggest needs for training and developing future leaders.
Workforce and leadership development is a critical need for the future growth of a dealership’s business. That development must extend beyond training on the tasks needed to do one’s job.
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Kim Schmidt
To the Point

Building Your Bench

If one of your department managers was promoted — or even left the dealership —  do you know who would replace them? Do you have employees who you’ve mentored and trained who are prepared to move into management roles?
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Compeer Financial Commits $1.9 Million to Developing Agriculture’s Workforce

Compeer is partnering with community and technical colleges to bolster vocational agriculture education programs and make them more accessible to young adults. Representatives from Compeer’s Fund for Rural America Board met with 30 post-secondary colleges to announce the first major gift from the Agriculture and Rural Initiative. 
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Dealer Institute WEDA
Webinar Replay

Workforce Development; Identifying Today’s Challenges for the Next Generation of Leadership [Webinar]

In this webinar, presented by WEDA CEO John Schmeiser and Michael Piercy, who heads up WEDA’s Dealer Institute, shares the results present the key findings of the survey on grooming employees for the next level and frustrations that dealers have in proper training and recruitment. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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