Friday, Nov. 17
8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ivy Tech Tours and hands-on work on campus at 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; and 12:30 p.m.
Lunch from 11:45-12:30
Where: Ivy Tech Community College Koch Student Commons and local industries: Flanders, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Highway Machine Company, SABIC, Bridon America (industries will not allow cameras where work is taking place)
Background: A recent survey by the National Association Women in Manufacturing found that there is a significant overlap between what young women want in careers and the attributes of careers in manufacturing today. But, too often, young women are not aware of the opportunities available in manufacturing. The same survey also found that the majority of women in manufacturing today would recommend the sector to young women considering career options.
Today’s Ivy Tech Women in Manufacturing Tour of Opportunities is designed to open young women’s eyes to the myriad career opportunities that exist in the manufacturing industry by having them see it for themselves, and hear it from the mouths of females in those career fields in local companies.
While all of the companies being visited have strict privacy policies and do not allow cameras where the action is taking place – media are welcome to attend the activities that are at Ivy Tech before and following the tours.
At Ivy Tech, students will have hands-on opportunities in machine tooling, automation and robotics, automotive technology, and welding – and have lunch with individuals from company and Ivy Tech representatives.
Nearly all of the groups will tour Ivy Tech and have the hands-on experiences beginning at 12:30 p.m. Two EVSC groups will have earlier tours. One at 8:30 a.m., prior to the industry visit; and another at 10:30 a.m.