SME’s Mfg4 Event to Include Girls & Manufacturing Summit Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. hosts program to introduce young women to careers in manufacturing

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(DEARBORN, Mich. – April 23, 2014) – SME, in partnership with Connecticut. Dream It. Do It., will host a female student program at the Mfg4 event in Hartford Conn., on Thursday, May 8. The “Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit” will tap into today’s female manufacturing leaders to inspire the next generation of leadership and talent.

Launched in December 2010 by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. is part of a nationwide career awareness and recruitment program focused on creating a positive image of 21st century manufacturing.

“Manufacturing is facing a skills gap, and part of that is the underrepresentation of women in the industry,” said Susan Palisano, CCAT’s director of Education & Workforce Development.  “Sparking interest in future careers among girls is a priority to assure that the region’s manufacturers can attract, retain and advance women in skilled positions.”

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