The 2020 Educator & Industry
Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) Summit


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary
710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Hotel Accommodations
MHEDA has secured a Group Rate of $149 per night for Guests of the Educator & Industry CFT Summit. 
To make reservations click here or by phone,1-888-591-1234.  Please mention the group code is: 


MHEDA, Katie Richards

Network with Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), MHEDA Member Forklift Dealers in North Carolina, NC Community Colleges, and MSSC. Learn about the new MSSC Certification-Certified Forklift Technician (CFT). 

What is the CFT?
Individuals with a CFT demonstrate core competencies involved in the maintenance, service, and repair of forklift vehicles. Today there is a growing skills gap and job shortage of forklift technicians across the country

Hear from a technical college and forklift dealer who currently offers the CFT, and work with your local NC dealers to get your incoming technical students trained and hired in the material handling industry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration / Refreshments

10:00 am - 10:30 am Overview of CFT, MHEDA and MSSC

10:30 am - 11:00 am Industry Overview of Job Demand

11:00 am - 11:15 am Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Waukesha Community Technical College & Fairchild Equipment Company - Ensure success with the CFT

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm   Meet & Greet (Collaboration with Colleges & Dealers)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Next Steps and Closing Remarks

Registration is now closed if you are interested in attending the CFT Summit please Katie Richards at