Opportunities Abound for Women in Manufacturing

Opportunities Abound for Women in Manufacturing

Sure, 50 or even 25 years ago, seeing a female worker in a manufacturing plant was an anomoly.

Today, however, there’s no limit to what women can do in the ever-growing manufacturing field. It’s all a matter of being prepared, said Tracie Roberts, vice president of Montville Plastics, at a recent Geauga Economic Leadership breakfast.

Along with two other women in manufacturing leadership positions, Roberts explained that women with and without college degrees can make an impact. Younger women can begin in high school by pursuing a trade or vocational school for training or, if a traditional college is desired, seeking a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree.

Roberts believes that women should seek out a mentor in an area in which they would like to succeed, helping them to define and achieve their career goals.

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Join us: Learn more about Women in Manufacturing

Join us: Learn more about Women in Manufacturing

 

Manufacturing has a history of being a male-dominated career field. But times, they are changing.

You’re invited to attend a free breakfast event, “Women in Manufacturing,” on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Kent State University, Geauga Campus. Business owners, industry leaders and students are welcome to attend this event sponsored by the Geauga Growth Partnership.

Join Tracie Roberts, vice president of Montville Plastics – along with two other industry entrepreneurs – as they discuss challenges women face in this male-dominated career field, exciting opportunities for women, and what they see for the future of this evolving industry.

Networking and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. at Kent State University, Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

Registration is free. Get more details by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you there!