Workforce development

NTEA exists to further the knowledge, growth and profitability of the work truck industry. A key component of business is the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates. NTEA created a dedicated workforce development taskforce to identify the current challenges and global trends affecting the commercial vehicle industry. Below, are key resources to support your efforts. This will be updated frequently.

For more information about NTEA's workforce development taskforce, please contact or call 800-441-6832.

Recruit employees

NTEA's JobLink connects individuals seeking employment in the work truck industry with companies in need of personnel. This service is free to members as part of our commitment to provide resources that can help grow and improve business.

Retain your brightest with development opportunities

NTEA offers professional development opportunities for employees of member companies, as well as a wealth of information to enhance retention efforts through employee enrichment.

Leadership development 

Open to employees of NTEA member companies with less than 10 years’ industry experience, Generation Next provides leadership and training opportunities to its members. 

Events and training

NTEA produces events with comprehensive educational programming on the latest topics impacting the industry, providing an opportunity to collaborate and build for the future. In addition, online and on-site training opportunities are available.

Mobile learning center at The Work Truck Show® 2018
New this year, Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities (VCSC) is bringing its mobile classroom to the Ride-and-Drive area. This training center is equipped with examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and systems — such as 3-D printing and scanning, laser cutting and robotics. This interactive experience also features online training resources, such as Project Ignite, and additional information on education and career pathways in manufacturing. This opportunity is open to all Work Truck Show attendees — no additional registration is required.

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