Women In The Manufacturing Workforce

Chandra Brown, the deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing for the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently made the keynote speech at the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Summit and made a strong case for getting women into the manufacturing workforce.

During the speech, Brown said that Fortune 500 companies with women on their board of directors are “more likely to have better corporate responsibility and a better bottom line.” Unfortunately though, women make up only 24% of the workforce throughout the manufacturing industry. Brown further went on to say that women can make a huge impact on the manufacturing industry “throughout the pipeline from the manufacturing floor to the leadership positions.”

It’s a common misconception that women aren’t cut out for the manufacturing industry – and that’s one stigma that the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology is thrilled to quash. Not only do all of our participants receive real-world, hands-on training, but with the New England Tech network of resources behind them, they – male or female – are finding employment and putting their skills to use right out of the gate.

If you’re interested in a career in the manufacturing or shipbuilding sectors, then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode Island residents to provide them with the assessment and training needed to make them desired applicants in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industries.

For more information, give SAMI a call at (401) 739-5000 x3700, or fill out our inquiry form.




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