READING, Pa., June 13, 2016 — Penske Truck Leasing will participate in the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, providing trucks and judges for the diesel competition, as well as staffing a booth to provide students, teachers and other attendees with information about diesel career opportunities.
The conference will be held June 20 to 24 in Louisville, Kentucky. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. As part of the national conference, more than 6,000 students who were state champions participate in hands-on competitions in more than 100 trade, technical and leadership fields.
Penske will be providing six trucks for the competition floor and will be working with Detroit Diesel in judging the truck diagnostics portion of the diesel competition.
In addition, Penske will be an exhibitor at booth S86/S88 – just across from the diesel competition – from June 21 to 23. Penske will provide information and materials about jobs for diesel technicians and hold drawings for prizes such as a Snap-on toolbox, Apple Watches and gift cards.
"This event is a great opportunity for Penske to be able to network with the schools, instructors and students and talk about the career opportunities that Penske has to offer," said Gregg Mangione, senior vice president of maintenance at Penske. "I am proud of the number of people and resources Penske is providing to support this event. As an organization and an industry, we need to continue to promote the skilled trades to today's students, because they are our future workforce."
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