Raise the Floor
There are more than 600 unfilled manufacturing jobs in Boone County right now, and there is tremendous opportunity to recruit, train and hire women into these careers.
Raise the Floor is a program that provides training and certification in manufacturing skills. Women who participate and succeed in the program may apply for a manufacturing job after just four months. The program assists with developing the support systems women need to be hired and effective in manufacturing positions, including locating transportation and accessing childcare, as well as job placement and career services.
The Women’s Fund has been involved in this project since 2014. Our partners include Gateway Community and Technical College, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, 4C for Children and a host of local manufacturers.