Women in Manufacturing Association Partners With SME to Produce Virtual Career Fairs

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) will partner with SME (The Society of Manufacturing Engineers) to produce two virtual career fairs in 2023, with the first scheduled for February 9, 2023, and the second to be held at a date to be determined later in the year.

As the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support for women in the manufacturing sector, WiM has been holding virtual career fairs for members since 2020. With 90 years of experience and expertise, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. This partnership will allow WiM to expand the number of potential employers and opportunities available at the 2023 career fairs.

With SME’s support as a key partner, the WiM virtual career fairs will provide opportunities for manufacturing employers to connect with job seekers from across the country, and for job seekers to connect with companies that support, promote and inspire women in manufacturing.

“Virtual career fairs are an important part of the way WiM supports members in building their careers,” Allison Grealis, WiM president and founder, says. “We are looking forward to this partnership with SME, which will allow us to bring even greater opportunities to candidates in search of their next industry roles. Further, we hope these career fair events are a valuable resource for manufacturing companies in their efforts to recruit more women, something the industry agrees is important for its continued growth and success.”

Expected job candidates include recent college graduates, young professionals, seasoned managers and skilled tradespeople from a multitude of manufacturing fields. All job seekers are welcome to participate and there is no cost to register and participate as a job seeker in the fair.

“SME shares many goals and aspirations with Women in Manufacturing regarding underrepresented groups in manufacturing who seek rewarding, sustaining careers,” said Bob Willig, executive director and CEO of SME. “We look forward to working with WiM on these virtual career fairs and consider them to be an extension of a broader partnership we’ve enjoyed since 2017 across a range of activities that includes events, membership reciprocity and more.”

Story originated https://www.mmsonline.com/

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