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SPECIAL REPORT: Technician Shortage

KanEquip Takes New Approach with Tuition Reimbursement for New Techs

Rather than covering tuition costs up front for future technicians, the New Holland dealer reimburses new employees for school costs over the course of 3 years.

A key step to tackling the technician shortage starts with convincing high school kids that their post-secondary education does not need to be at a 4-year institution for them to be successful and make good money.  


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2 Industries, 1 Problem: Recruiting Technicians

Former teacher Richard Dugan and Ryan Goertzen, a former college president and current vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR Corp., a global aerospace company based in Chicago with 60 locations worldwide, sat down during the Equipment Dealers Assn. 2019 Workforce Development Summit in Louisville, Ky., to compare notes on their challenges — and successes — in hiring technicians.
Former teacher Richard Dugan and Ryan Goertzen, a former college president and current vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR Corp., a global aerospace company based in Chicago with 60 locations worldwide, sat down during the Equipment Dealers Assn. 2019 Workforce Development Summit in Louisville, Ky., to compare notes on their challenges — and successes — in hiring technicians.
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Kim Schmidt

Thinking Past Tech School for Your Next Technician

A few weeks ago I joined dealers and manufacturers at the Equipment Dealers Assn.’s 2019 Workforce Development Summit held during the GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky. It was a great time spent not just talking about the problem of finding technicians, but also about some real solutions.
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