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Introduction to Equity & Inclusion

JFF has posted recordings of a two-day virtual institute to provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices for hiring and retaining women. 

Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers: An Introduction To Equity and Inclusion 

The event was hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It was made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Shop Talk Sept. 8

The North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative for California Community Colleges sponsors Shop Talk calls for educators. On Sept. 8, 2020 over 15 participants shared how they are engaging students remotely, and some of the technology they are using to offer instruction virtually. In addition, the group discussed how to attract women to manufacturing classes and careers.

Tips for Attracting Women to Manufacturing

The California Community College Chancellors Office with CA Department of Education via Carl D. Perkins Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC) has produced resources that can help employers and instructors attract women to manufacturing careers.

Recruiting Women to Manufacturing

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (iWiTTS) will present a webinar on Recruiting Women to Manufacturing: From Intention to Action on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am PT.

Donna Milgram will present this webinar showing how two schools boosted female enrollment in Biotech and Automotive Manufacturing.

Mount Wachusett Community College greatly increased female enrollment in their Biotech Manufacturing program in one semester — from one to nine women. Retention of both female and male students went from 50% to 100%.

Lawson State Community College increased female enrollment in their Automotive Manufacturing Technology Program from two female students to 11 in just over one year. Retention of female and male students also increased.

Sign up for the iWiTTS webinar on Recruiting Women to Manufacturing.

Virtual Institute on Attracting Women to Skilled Manufacturing Careers – Sept. 15-16

Discuss best practices for hiring, training, and retaining women and help the manufacturing industry build a more robust talent pipeline.

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 Tuesday, September 15

Why Women: The Importance of Women to the Manufacturing Sector

Hear from federal officials and national and local leaders about the impact women workers have had and can have in the manufacturing sector. Then, catch an honest discussion between tradeswomen and employers as they strategize collective solutions for recruiting and retaining women in manufacturing. 

Wednesday, September 16

What Works: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing

Learn how to address implicit bias in application and assessment practices and how to create an equitable preparatory/pre-apprenticeship program. Then, understand the experiences of women of color in manufacturing, and gain practical skills in understanding microaggressions and becoming an ally in support of tradeswomen’s success.

Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based LearningChicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work Inc. on September 15 and 16, 2020 for a virtual institute on hiring and supporting women in manufacturing careers.

This free Introduction to Equity and Inclusion event will provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices and hear from federal officials, national leaders and tradeswomen about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

This event is hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It is made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.