MHI and MHEDA work closely with schools throughout the U.S. to support education in material handling, logistics, and supply chain. These relationships help to build and sustain a skilled workforce for our entire industry. One of the ways that we help is by facilitating donations of technologies for learning laboratories.
MHI’s Equipment Donation Program is designed to assist education programs at high schools, technical schools, community colleges, universities and similar training organizations in obtaining material handling equipment for their working labs and training facilities. Donated equipment supports hands-on training and education for students in warehousing, logistics, engineering and supply chain management.
The role of MHI may involve:
- Serving as a conduit between donors from MHI, MHEDA, MHEFI, and other collaborative partners on the one hand, and the training institutions making requests for donated equipment on the other. (All donations of equipment are transacted directly between the donor and the training institution; MHI does not secure or hold title to any equipment but can facilitate limited aspects of the transaction such as the communications between the parties.)
- Communicating with ProMat and MODEX exhibitors to promote the opportunity to donate equipment that is showcased at those trade shows rather than shipping it back to their originating locations. And/or,
- Subsidizing transaction costs (shipping, temporary storage, etc.) if not included in the donation.
How Can I Donate?
The MHI Equipment Donation Program invites schools to request equipment that would benefit their curriculum, and invites companies to donate equipment when and where it makes sense for their business. Recent donation requests are detailed below.
If your company would like to discuss donating any of the technologies requested by these schools and/or donate exhibit equipment from ProMat/MODEX tradeshows, please contact Angela Jenkins, MHI Career & Technical Education Coordinator @ firstname.lastname@example.org.