Women in Manufacturing Skilled Trades (WiMST) Symposium

By Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (other events)

Friday, February 21 2020 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

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 careers
3) Workforce development professionals working with clients to find new careers

  9:00 a - 10:00 a   Check-in, Coffee / Pastries & Networking
10:00 a - 10:15 a   Opening Remarks / Welcome
10:15 a - 10:30 a   The Facts, Trends & Challenges
10:30 a - 11:00 a   KEYNOTE Presentation
11:00 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 Steps

Note: There will be a tour of Chabot College's manufacturing training facilities at the end of the event for those who are interested.

Bay Area Community Colleges
Workforce Development Boards
Rosie the Riveter Trust

For more information or questions, contact
 - Mark Martin
 - [email protected]