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Women in Manufacturing Skilled Trades (WiMST) Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM

WHAT:This symposium is a day to meet with other manufacturers, educators, and workforce development professionals to discuss how to recruit more women into the manufacturing skilled trades. This will be the beginning of a regional conversation to determine how we can improve the recruitment of women into these careers. We will have speakers and panelists to discuss best practices.WHO should attend:1) Bay Area manufacturers (HR or technical hiring managers or those who create company strategy for outreach and hiring)2) Educators in the community colleges & K-12 who develop programs, recruit students, or work with students to give advice on careers3) Workforce development professionals working with clients to find new careers AGENDA 9:00 a - 10:00 a Check-in, Coffee / Pastries & Networking10:00 a - 10:15 a Opening Remarks / Welcome10:15 a - 10:30 a The Facts, Trends & Challenges10:30 a - 11:00 a KEYNOTE Presentation11:00 a - 12:00 p Panel Session (Skilled Tradeswomen) "My Life as a Woman in the Manufacturing Skilled Trades" 12:00 p - 1:00 p LUNCH & NETWORKING 1:00 p - 2:00 p Panel Session (Manufacturers / Educators) "How to Increase the Number of Women in Manufacturing" 2:00 p - 2:40 p BREAKOUT Discussion: Brainstorm on Approaches / Best Practices 2:40 p - 3:00 p Recap and Next StepsNote: There will be a tour of Chabot College's manufacturing training facilities at the end of the event for those who are interested. SPONSORSBay Area Community CollegesAMBayAreaWorkforce Development BoardsRosie the Riveter Trust CONTACTFor more information or questions, contact - Mark Martin - Manufacturers - $25.00 Manufacturers (AMBayArea Members) - $15.00 Educators (K-16) - $15.00 WDB's / Workforce Dev Organizations - $25.00 Others - $25.00 Student - $0.00

Cost: $0 - $25.00

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25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

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