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The AED Foundation wants to provide you with some of the most beneficial tools it has to offer dealerships, schools and potential students in the construction equipment industry to support recruiting efforts. View this video to see what The AED Foundation has to offer.

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AED is a distributor-based trade association representing companies that sell, rent and service equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation and industrial applications in North America and internationally.

AED invites you to join our growing network of companies and organizations working together to advance the success of the construction equipment industry.

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Continuing Business Education

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications.

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Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation addresses professional education and workforce development in the industry. This includes AED Accreditation of diesel-equipment technology college programs.

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AED Praises Lawmakers for Addressing Nation’s Skills Gap

22 June 2017

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. The AED Foundation recently commissioned two studies by the College of William & Mary quantifying the skilled worker shortage’s impact on the construction equipment industry and analyzing career and technical education (CTE) more »

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U.S. House to Vote on AED-Supported Perkins Act Reauthorization Bill on June 22

21 June 2017

On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). H.R. 2353, which AED strongly supports, reforms, modernizes and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Perkins Act, which hasn’t been updated in more than a decade, is the principal source of federal funding for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation. Yesterday, more »

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AED Commends Trump Administration for Focus on Addressing Skills Gap

15 June 2017

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), issued the following statement in conjunction with President Trump’s executive order signing regarding apprenticeships and his administration’s focus on addressing the nation’s skilled worker shortage. The AED Foundation recently commissioned two studies by the College of William & Mary quantifying the skilled worker shortage’s impact on the construction equipment industry and analyzing career and technical education (CTE) programs on a state-by-state basis. Visit http://aedfoundation.org/research/ to learn more about The more »

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