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Free workshop to introduce women to advanced manufacturing

Scheduled for Wednesday

FLORENCE, Ky. (April 3, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College is hosting a free Raise the Floor workshop for women on how they can enter the high wage, high demand field of advanced manufacturing. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the college’s Boone Campus.

gatewayAttendees will learn about advanced manufacturing career pathways offered at Gateway from current students and faculty, participate in interactive demonstrations and tour the manufacturing facility.

Raise the Floor is a new 12-month training and certification program in manufacturing skills at Gateway designed by women for women. Women who participate and succeed in the program may apply for high wage manufacturing jobs after just four months. In addition to the training, the program assists women with developing the support systems they need to be hired and effective in manufacturing positions, including locating transportation, accessing childcare and job placement and career services.