Scheduled for April 29 in Florence
FLORENCE, Ky. (April 14, 2016) — Gateway Community and Technical College’s Raise the Floor program and the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati will host a free workshop on expanding women’s inclusion in non-traditional occupations. The event will take place on from 7:30-11 a.m. on April 29 at Gateway’s Boone in Florence.
Currently, women compose less than 10 percent of the manufacturing workforce in Northern Kentucky. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields account for an increasing number of new, high-paying, positions. For women, earning a degree in a STEM field can be a stepping-stone to a better-paying career.
The Making the Case: Hiring with a Gender Lens workshop will include presentations by industry experts on the impact of female employees on the region’s workforce development and success. Case studies of women engaged with Raise the Floor, an organization that strives to break down the barriers that keep women from gaining quality jobs within the manufacturing industry, and a panel discussion with local industry partners discussing how industry can help to change the face Northern Kentucky’s workforce.
The event is open to the public. RSVP to Brittany Corde at (859) 815-7614 or [email protected].