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The Three Rs of Learning at the Step Ahead Award Conference

By Melsha Winchester in STEM, Reflection, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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As part of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Honorees class of 2017, I recently attended a conference in Washington D.C. focused on women in manufacturing. Meetings, networking, dinners, ice breakers and tours of the amazing city were all geared towards our unusual group. While I’ve attended numerous tradeshow events and professional organization conferences, this was my first opportunity to be with a large number of women in my industry. What I discovered is already changing me personally and professionally and my “Three Rs of Learning at STEP Ahead” could do the same for you.

Women In Manufacturing: How to Increase Our Numbers

By Pamela Kan in STEM, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing
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It’s no secret that women are greatly underrepresented in the world of manufacturing. In 1918, during World War I, women comprised 19% of the total manufacturing workforce. Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that while women represented nearly half of the total U.S. labor force (47%), they comprised less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing jobs in 2014. That is a meager 8% increase in the manufacturing industry in nearly 100 years.

National Mentoring Month Lasts All Year at Bishop-Wisecarver

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, Reflection, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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January is National Mentoring Month – a great way to promote the benefits and needs of mentoring in our country. If you have read through even a few of the Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) blog posts, it is easy to see we place a company-wide focus on mentoring, especially in STEAM-related activities for students. It’s a commitment of time, money and effort embraced by the leadership and employees to help students learn about STEAM-related opportunities, feel encouraged to pursue careers in these areas, and help build confidence that they already have connections willing to support their efforts.

Employee Spotlight: Mary Petrie, Associate Product Manager

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Local, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Community
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In today’s mobile society, young professionals often move away from home to attend college and then take jobs anywhere around the world. But Bishop-Wisecarver Group’s newest hire is a true local who is glad to work in her hometown - the same community this company has been supporting for more than 65 years. Today we interview Mary Petrie who has just started her second month as the company’s first Associate Product Manager.

Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots, Team Captain Allison Oliveros

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Engineering, Robotics, Community
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“The FIRST program provides teenagers who are 1-4 years away from adulthood with a highly interactive and influential program that could pave the way to potential and stable career options.”

Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day, Internship
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“This place looks totally different than I expected.”
“I didn’t realize there were so many different types of jobs.”
“That could be my starting salary? No way!”
“There are how many job openings?”
“This is fun. I could do this job.”

These questions and comments could be heard throughout our manufacturing site earlier this month as Bishop-Wisecarver again participated in the national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event.

Put Your Money on the Future

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day
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As we see kids head back to school it reminds me of my role as a business leader to invest and support our next generation of team members. As a woman running manufacturing, distribution and engineering companies I see a real gap in the education and experiences we are providing to our kids.