May 23, 2017
MTU America hosted its fourth annual Girl’s Day at the MTU Aiken plant.
MTU hosted 80 ninth-grade girls from six Aiken County High Schools to learn about STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – careers and MTU America.
This annual event teaches young women about manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.
At this year’s event, attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from women in manufacturing – including Marion Blakey, president of MTU North American – about their education, career paths and about the opportunities that are available for women in manufacturing.
The event included:
• A scavenger hunt tour of the MTU Aiken Plant
• Hands-on experiences building and racing cars made from household items and assembling cylinder head covers
• An introduction to MTU America’s award-winning high school apprenticeship program