Welding Instructor, School of Technical & Applied Sciences, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Oak Creek, WI
This multimedia case study includes actual outreach materials and a detailed description of recruitment events.
I tried some things like offering a Welding art class, but the women that came were not interested in our program. It was very frustrating; I realize now I didn’t have a plan.
It was the decisive work plan we developed as a team with Donna’s facilitation during the training that I believe made the biggest difference. Our plan included recruitment strategies that I would never have thought of myself. These strategies worked because they were so specific. The training made us look at everything differently, especially how the existing program brochures and other materials all featured men, and nothing featured any women.”
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