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Dozens of area girls learn manufacturing career opportunities at WiM Nebraska event

Dozens of area girls learn manufacturing career opportunities at WiM Nebraska event

For many Omaha metro-area girls, a career in manufacturing became a lot clearer this week.

More than 40 students from throughout the area headed to Metropolitan Community College Tuesday to partake in Women in Manufacturing-Nebraska’s Lunch and Learn event. Sponsored in part by Lozier, the gathering featured professional speakers, hands-on demonstrations and career opportunities.

Tammy Carlson welcomes the group to Metropolitan Community College Tuesday.

Lozier Chief Process Officer Tammy Carlson serves as the group’s Vice-Chair and welcomed the girls to the gathering. Touching on products crafted in the state, Carlson set up a panel showcase, covering a variety of careers women have pursued with Nebraska manufacturing companies. Director of Marketing & Communications Hannah Bolte hosted the discussion, which featured insight from Registered Apprentice Welder Jaida Finley and several others.

Hannah Bolte listens to a response during the panel discussion.

A variety of businesses were on site for a short career fair, with Community Outreach & Engagement Manager Ralph Kleinsmith sharing specific information with students, while Lozier’s Mascot T.L. entertained the group.

Jaida Finley speaks about her passion for metalworking.

Finally, the girls gathered in the MCC welding and metal shop, checking out how custom metal pieces are crafted and created.

MCC’s Ann Krause speaks to a group of students in the metal shop.

The Women in Manufacturing Nebraska chapter counts dozens of Lozier employees as members, with the company willing to cover the cost for membership. The operation hosts gathering and information events for girls and women looking to pursue or continue careers in the manufacturing field.