Help encorage girls to enter the welding industry!
Not many girls are encouraged to pursue welding as a viable career option. In fact, most young girls are pushed toward the teaching, nursing, and business fields. Within the last few years, however, that trend has started to change. With thousands of jobs unfilled due to the ever-growing skills gap, the manufacturing industry is turning its gaze to the women of the future. Currently, there is an endless supply of young girls with the potential, ambition, and passion to pursue the education and training necessary to claim these unfilled welding jobs. Unfortunately, many girls see the welding industry as an unwelcoming boy’s club. This notion has deterred them from taking welding classes or pursuing apprenticeships. To erase that misconception, teachers and industry leaders throughout the country have joined forces to create summer welding camps just for girls. Its aim is to show girls that they, too, have a place in manufacturing….
Read the full article from the AWS Welding Journal May 2016 Wendy the Welder to the Rescue.