More than 185 middle and high school girls came together to participate in the third annual “Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit” at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott in Windsor, Conn., on Oct. 28, 2016.
The event, presented by Connecticut. Dream It. Do It., Dream It. Do It. Massachusetts and AMP It Up!, taught the girls what goes into manufacturing through hands-on workshops and a roundtable discussion with leading women in the industry.
“With the under-representation of women in manufacturing, sparking interest in future careers among girls is a priority to assure that manufacturers can attract, retain and advance women in leading, skilled positions,” said Susan Palisano, director of education & workforce development, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), which licenses and directs Connecticut. Dream It. Do It.
(Modern Materials Handling Magazine, 11/1/2016)