Friday, September 10, 2010

Tools for Success

Automotive Body Repair News reports on a new program for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada centered around educating young women on career opportunities within the collision repair industry will be hosted by Collision Hub. The program, "Tools for Success", will give the Girl Scouts access to leading women in the field, learn about the diverse career opportunities within the collision repair industry and the work being done by people in this field. Collision Hub will be partnering with the National Autobody Council; Women's Industry Network, and the I-CAR Education Foundation to educate, encourage and empower young women. Awesome!

Sadly, when looking for statistics to show female growth in the mechanics industry, I turned up very little information. In 2000, Women Tech World reported that between 1989 and 1999, the number of female automobile service and repair technicians had doubled. It would be nice to see those numbers today. Does anyone have them?