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Women in Manufacturing Initiative Scholarships

April 27, 2017 mpartain Blog

The Jefferson State’s Women in Manufacturing Initiative (WMI) aims to provide scholarship opportunities and supportive services for women, including single mothers, to receive a certificate/associate degree in the Manufacturing Technology Program.

Option concentrations include:

  1. Industrial Technology
  2. Biomedical Equipment Technology
  3. Automotive/Automated Manufacturing
  4. Electronics
  5. Computer Aided Drafting/Design
  6. Manufacturing Systems Technology( Students taking the Manufacturing Systems Technology option will also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships at WKW Erbsloeh or Kamtek, Inc.)
  7. Welding Technology

“Talented women are needed for this challenging and growing industry,” said Jefferson State Manufacturing and Technology Director Don Wilcher. “The Jefferson State WMI is seeking 15 eligible women who are interested in careers in manufacturing technology and demonstrate financial need.”

Jefferson State’s Manufacturing Technology Program will collaborate with the College’s Center for Workforce Education and the Women’s Fund to break down barriers for women, especially single mothers, to gain financial independence.

The WMI hopes to shape the path for women to successfully complete training and enter manufacturing careers. The goal is to empower women and provide education/training necessary for a career in this high-growth, high-demand industry.

The manufacturing industry needs more people and women only make up 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce. This represents a large pool of untapped talent in this field and WMI will work to help close this gap.”


  • Have completed high school or earned a GED
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a program in Manufacturing Technology
  • Demonstrate a financial need

APPLY NOW – Deadline July 14, 2017

Click HERE to complete the online application.

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the application.

First Day of Fall Classes: August 18, 2017

For more information click HERE!

If you have any questions, contact: Sophia Guan at [email protected] or (205) 856-8520.