Girls in Mfg
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, fifty high school girls from five area school districts (Olean, Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale, Cuba-Rushford, and Portville) came to Cutco Corporation to celebrate Women in Manufacturing. The girls began the day with some great Cutco videos and an introduction from Hugh Freeborn, Director of Engineering. An amazing team of tour guides then took small groups for a tour of the facilities. Following the tour and a delicious lunch, the girls were treated to a panel discussion with a series of full-circle stories from the Cutco Women in Manufacturing.
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This year’s Girls in Mfg Day was another success! Over 90 participants, including girls, sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and best friends, worked with Women in Manufacturing to learn about the variety of possible careers in the field of manufacturing. Attached is the schedule and program as well as a link to some pictures. Thank you again to Jamestown Community College for a great location for a wonderful event. Enjoy our collection of newsletters.
Elise Griffiths, Product Development Engineer at SolEpoxy, has visited all of our Girls in Mfg clubs with an inspiring presentation. The girls were surveyed before and after Professor DIDI’s presentation, asking if they would consider a career in manufacturing. For the results and a few photos, please read more.
Dream It. Do It. WNY recently received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to start a new program, Girls in Manufacturing. Collaborating with area schools and manufacturers, DIDI’s Girls in Manufacturing program is encouraging girls to expand their skills in science, technology, math, and the arts by introducing them to professional women in our area. Through tours, clubs, presentations, activities, camps and more, Girls in Manufacturing hopes to inspire girls ages 9 – 14 to consider a possible career in advanced manufacturing. For more, please read the article from the
Olean Times Herald.