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Welcome to the AEMP Industry Coalition for Workforce Development

The heavy equipment industry, and in particular the fleet intensive company, continues to face the critical challenges of meeting workforce needs in all areas of equipment management -- from technicians to the equipment manager.

The scope and purpose of this coalition is to ensure there is a thriving pipeline of talent and committed professionals to fill the workforce needs of the industry today and well into the future.  

Recruitment & Onboarding Resources

Military & General Hiring Tools

Corporate America Supports YOU (CASY)

American Corporate Partners (ACP) AdvisorNet


Upskilling & Training Resources


Retention & Succession Planning Resources

About the AEMP Industry Coalition for Workforce Development

Our goals are to:



Drive the Equipment Triangle’s ongoing conversation regarding where the future workforce for the industry will come from by partnering with organizations within our sphere of influence to develop workforce education programs and solutions that will assist equipment managers and their organizations to meet their workforce needs.

Upskill & Retain the Existing Workforce
AEMP will create opportunities for AEMP members and the profession of equipment management to increase the skill level and retention of those in the heavy equipment industry to meet the existing and future needs.

Raise Awareness
AEMP will create a broader awareness of the opportunities that exist for individuals to work within the sphere of heavy equipment management and maintenance. In addition, AEMP will raise awareness of how to build a culture of excellence where all employees thrive, contribute and grow. 

Marketing & Outreach
AEMP will create, deploy and enhance new and existing marketing programs that will elevate the stature of the careers available in heavy equipment fleet management and maintenance.

Veteran Placement

AEMP will educate and prepare our members and the industry to deploy a veteran hiring program within their organization/company and provide best practices in recruiting, hiring and training National Guard Members, Veterans and Reservists.


AEMP Equipment Triangle Philosophy

The AEMP Equipment Triangle Philosophy ensures all sectors within our industry have equal representation within the AEMP Industry Alliance for Workforce Development. The Equipment Triangle is the cornerstone of AEMP’s philosophy towards the continuing relationship between the End User, Distributor, and OEM/Supplier in the life cycle of a piece of heavy equipment or product.

The Equipment Triangle Philosophy serves to remind those in the heavy equipment industry that in this multitiered relationship everyone is entitled to receive the respect they deserve, and all transactions are to be win‐win for all concerned. Together with AEMP’s Standards of Ethical Conduct, it creates a level playing field for all sides of the Triangle.

This means: From the end user’s perspective, the Equipment Triangle represents the OEM/distributor product support programs that enable the end user to achieve the highest possible availability at the lowest life cycle cost.

From the distributor’s perspective, the Equipment Triangle represents the opportunity for a sustained business relationship, differentiating themselves through problem solving and value added product support services, ensuring that customers achieve the highest possible availability at the lowest life cycle cost.

From the OEM/Supplier’s perspective, the Equipment Triangle relationship rests upon a foundation of trust and mutual respect for each party’s proprietary information. In such a relationship, open and honest communication between the parties gives the OEM a unique opportunity to understand the end user’s needs and thus develop products and support programs that are best suited to meet those needs, thereby gaining or strengthening competitive advantage for all three sides of the triangle.


Awards and Honors: The AEMP Technician of the Year 

Honoring the men and women in our industry is a cornerstone of the AEMP Industry Coalition for Workforce Development. Every year, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) celebrates the dedication, hard work, and professionalism of the skilled technicians that keep both public and private fleets running.

The AEMP Education Foundation Technician of the Year Award, sponsored by John Deere Construction & Forestry, is an annual tribute that honors an individual who exemplifies the heavy equipment profession’s best technician. All nominees share these attributes: a commitment to excellence, dedication to professional growth, a willingness to help fellow workers, innovative thinking, a pledge to safety, and professional presence.


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