Manufacturers are in need of skilled workers – nearly 70% of manufacturers cite the inability to find skilled workers as a top challenge. Beyond that, women are underrepresented in manufacturing and other STEM careers – women comprise approximately half of the workforce but are less than one-third of manufacturing workers.
To help bridge this gap, power management company Eaton is joining Raleigh, NC-based non-profit Her Spark to co-host a student tour at Eaton’s Raleigh Plant Operations facility on Tuesday, October 22. The event is a part of Eaton’s celebration of Manufacturing Month that will introduce high school students to modern manufacturing and the many career paths that contribute to the industry.
Her Spark is dedicated to solving gender disparity in computer science, engineering and technology careers; and Eaton is dedicated to addressing the critical need for manufacturing talent, creating the perfect pairing to showcase modern manufacturing and help address both needs.
WHAT: Eaton and Her Spark Manufacturing Month Celebration
Event will include a tour of Eaton’s RPO facility, including the manufacturing floor that produces uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and power distribution units (PDUs) for data centers, enterprises, healthcare facilities and other businesses, as well as the on-site Customer Experience Center. Eaton employees will present an overview of manufacturing career opportunities, and highlight Eaton’s early talent opportunities, including internships, co-ops and leadership development programs. Following the tour, students will enjoy a healthy catered dinner and have the chance to ask Eaton employees questions about their work and the facility.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2019; 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Eaton’s RPO Facility
3301 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC
A free shuttle will be available from Research Triangle Park
WHO: All high school students in the greater Raleigh area are welcome to participate.
HOW: To register for the tour, visit https://www.herspark.org/event-details/eaton-and-her-spark-manufacturing-day-celebration.
To learn more about Her Spark, visit herspark.org. To learn more about Eaton’s work to help educate the next generation of the power industry workforce, visit Eaton.com/NextGenEducation.
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