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Raise the Floor event for women at Gateway

Gateway Community & Technical College is hosting a FREE Raise the Floor workshop for women on Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence, Kentucky, CAM building, room 104. Women will discover how they can enter the high wage, high demand field of Advanced Manufacturing.

Women have had an active role in manufacturing since WWII and continue to be essential to the industry. Attendees 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.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge. RSVP to Brittany Corde at 859-815-7614, or brittany.corde@kctcs.eduby Monday, April 6.