Students: Worried about Finding a Job? Come to Student Days at ProMat 2019!

By Laurie Walker, MHI Education Engagement Manager

It’s no secret that the material handling and supply chain industries are facing workforce shortages. With an increasing number of positions to fill, MHI is doing its part to help develop your future employees. And what better way to bring up our future workforce than to let them network with the best of our industry?!?

For the 16th consecutive year, MHI is excited to host our Student Days at ProMat 2019. Over the course of two days, we will host over 200 students from across the country to see the show floor and get a better understanding of what career opportunities the material handling and supply chain industries can offer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Classroom Day

During Classroom Day, students receive a guided tour of the show floor, led by industry experts, and get to meet the exhibitors – these are the folks who are looking for future employees! Along with gaining a real world understanding of the products, services and technologies that enable the supply chain, students will walk away feeling inspired and empowered with a broader network of professionals who can support their career goals.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Industry Tours

Students and instructors will venture out into Chicago to see real world applications at facilities using state-of-the-art material handling and supply chain technologies.

Travel Grants

To top it off, MHI is offering student grant opportunities to help offset the cost of attending the ProMat show. Thanks to sponsorships from the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and MHI members, we’re able to fund almost every student attending Student Days! You can find all of the details regarding travel grants on the ProMat website.

Are you a professor or student that is interested in attending Student Days? We still have seats to fill & grants to award! Visit to register or find out all of the event details.

MHI’s Education Team

MHI’s education team works daily to help connect MHI members with material handling and supply chain educators to foster workforce development partnerships. If you’re interested in learning about how you can get involved, contact Laurie Walker at