Manufacturing can be a high-skill, high-tech, and high-wage field - for women, too. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) invites those 15 and older to learn about the many career opportunities available to them. 

EICC is hosting Women in Manufacturing on Aug. 7, an event in which attendees can explore career opportunities in CNC Machining, Engineering Technology, Welding, and Truck Driving. They can also take part in a hands-on activity in each of the four sessions, hear from an industry panel, and talk to regional employers during a job and resource fair. 

Taylor Reth
"Manufacturing is an incredibly dynamic field with numerous opportunities for growth and advancement. Our Women in Manufacturing event is designed to showcase these possibilities and encourage more women to consider careers in this industry."
Taylor Reth, EICC’s Advanced Manufacturing Program Facilitator

"We want to break the stereotypes and show that manufacturing is not only a viable career option for women but also a rewarding one. Our hands-on sessions and industry panel will provide valuable insights and real-world experience," Reth added. “We're excited to support and empower the next generation of women in this field.” 

The free event runs from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Blong Technology Center, 8500 Hillandale Road, Davenport. Lunch is included. High school students, people who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change, are encouraged to attend.  
To register, go to This event is capped at 40 participants.  
EICC offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs in more than 30 fields, including CNC, Engineering Technology, Welding, and Truck Driving. Students can be career-ready in two years or less and could qualify for Iowa’s Last-Dollar Scholarship, which covers any tuition above and beyond the grants and scholarships they are awarded.