Maintenance Evangelist joins Council on Competitiveness

Source: PlantServices.com

Jan 31, 2008

Joel Leonard, a technical training instructor at the Mpact Learning Center in Greensboro, N.C., and contributor to Plant Services who has been dubbed the “Maintenance Evangelist” for his efforts to promote skilled industrial trades, has been named to an advisory committee by Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.

The Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization comprised of corporate executives and labor leaders whose goal is to shape public policy. Leonard was named to the council’s “Compete 2.0 Skills Advisory Committee.”

Leonard is a frequent public speaker on the topic of the maintenance crisis, a shortage of workers trained in skilled industrial labor.