Women In The Welding Workforce

The American manufacturing industry has been facing a problem recently – there are far more jobs available than qualified tradespeople to work them.

Interestingly, the manufacturing sector is tackling this problem in a way that it hasn’t done since World War I – it’s focusing its recruiting tactics on women. CNBC.com spoke with a number of leaders in the manufacturing industry, including Becky Lorenz, a verteran professional welder and machinist, who said that “women have steady hands and patience. And those are two very important things in welding.”

If you’re interested in a career in manufacturing or shipbuilding, contact the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology. SAMI programs aim to provide unemployed Rhode Island residents with free skills assessments and training!

For more information call (401) 739-5000 x3700, or fill out this form.

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