Manufacturing Case Study  

2 to 11 Women in Automotive Manufacturing in 2 Semesters and Retention Increased of Both Female and Male Students 

Manufacturing Case Study

Lawson State Community College, AL

Automotive Manufacturing Technology

"Before the WomenTech Educators Training, I felt like I was just spinning my wheels trying to get more women into our Automotive Manufacturing Technology program.

After the training, Lawson State went from only 2 female students in Automotive Manufacturing Technology to 11 in just over a year.

If you’re tired of spinning your wheels attempting to get more women in your program, then the WomenTech Educators Training is the way to do it.”

Nancy Wilson

Assistant Dean, Career Technical Education, Lawson State Community College, Bessemer, AL

This multimedia case study includes actual outreach materials and a detailed description of recruitment events and retention strategies. 


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