The Kansas distribution industry produces thousands of well-paying jobs for Kansans. So many jobs, in fact, that there aren't enough qualified candidates to fill them.
Now, the Kansas Distribution Alliance is stepping up to address the labor shortage and continue to grow this key part of the Kansas economy.
The Kansas Distribution Alliance is a network of business leaders dedicated to a thriving distribution industry and good jobs for Kansans. The group consists of sponsors from various industries throughout Kansas with an interest in strengthening their employee base. Members are recognized as leaders in upholding and advancing professional standards for the distribution industry.
As its first initiative, the alliance recently launched the Keep Kansas Running Campaign, aimed at increasing the number of qualified candidates in distribution careers.
"As an educator within the distribution industry, I could not be more excited about the Keep Kansas Running Campaign," said Jenny Egging, the program coordinator of MDSM at Pratt Community College. "This is a great platform that will help people become highly sought-after candidates in an industry filled with opportunity and well-paying careers."
Keep Kansas Running encourages traditional and non-traditional students to pursue distribution careers within the state of Kansas through programs advancing professional distribution.
Pratt Community College's Modern Distribution Sales and Management (MDSM) program plays a vital role for the campaign. Prospective students and those wanting to further their careers gain hands-on experience and transferable skills needed for success in the distribution industry. Businesses interested in joining the Distribution Alliance get first-hand access to candidates completing the MDSM program.
Businesses and students interested in learning more about the Distribution Alliance can visit keepkansasrunning.com.