Gateway Hosts Forum on Expanding Womens Inclusion in Non-traditional Occupations

Katelyn BachmannGateway Community and Technical Colleges Raise the Floor program and the Womens Fund of Greater Cincinnati will host a free workshop on expanding womens inclusion in non-traditional occupations. The event will take place on Friday, April 29, 7:30 -11:00 a.m. in the Convening Center, room B123, at Gateways Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence.

Currently, women compose less than ten 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 regions 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.

This event is open to the public. Please RSVP directly to Brittany Corde at (859) 815-7614 or brittany.corde@kctcs.edu