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Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair

March 28, 2019 | 1:30 pm
Bristol Train Station
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The Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. at the Bristol Train Station in Bristol, Virginia.

March is Women's History Month and March 8th is International Women's Day. The Syposium is a collaborative effort of the region's community colleges and nonprofit association of manufacturers to celebrate and recognize women's contributions, value and future in manufacturing. Further, the purpose is to promote the career opportunities women can pursue in the manufacturing industry.

The symposium will include a welcome and introduction of a panel comprised of women working and teaching in the manufacturing industry. The panelists, who hold high level positions within their companies or schools, will share how their career pathways began in manufacturing, how their careers have progressed, about job opportunities which are available to women today, the qualities women possess that make them excel in manufacturing, wages, and the technical skill requirements for today's manufacturing jobs.

We are inviting women, who are high school and community college students, undergrads of 4-year colleges, and women working in the manufacturing industry, to network with other like-minded women. Women need to network with other women to fully realize the opportunities and education available to them here in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee region. In conclusion of the event, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. (SVAM) will recognize the 2019 winner of the Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing (OWiM) Award. Light refreshments will be served.

We are honored and delighted to announce the following professionals have confirmed as panelists for the First Annual Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair:

  • Megan Pack — HR Manager at Woodgrain Millworks in Marion, VA
  • Carolyn Powers — Regulatory and Compliance Specialist at Scholle IPN Packaging in Chilhowie, VA
  • Christa Glassburn, Chief Operating Officer at The PBE Group in North Tazewell, VA
  • Nichole Manz-Young, Coordinator of Advanced Technologies at Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN