The Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International have joined the Industrial Careers Pathway workforce initiative as an alliance partner. 

ICP’s mission is to boost the visibility of industrial distribution careers and develop programs to attract and retain workers. Other members include the American Supply Association, the Industrial Supply Association Education Foundation, National Association of Chemical Distributors, National Association of Electrical Distributors Education & Research Foundation, NAHAD-the Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution, NIBA-the Belting Association, North American Building Material Distribution Association and the PTDA Foundation.

Emily Saving, HARDI’s vice president of program professional development, said the initiative’s mission aligns well with her group.

“HARDI members say that identifying and sourcing talent is one of the No. 1 problems keeping them up at night,” she said. “How do they compete for talent with larger, more consumer-facing companies? We see ICP as a big part of the answer. This alliance lets us pool resources with similar organizations, enhance the visibility of our industries, and ultimately allow our members to ‘reach’ some of the brightest talent out there. We are excited to become alliance partners and use this platform to connect high-quality job seekers to the many great career opportunities in HVACR distribution.”