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Welcome to Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE)

If you’re a woman interested in learning about a new career, you've come to the right place!

Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) was developed by HHW Ohio for women of all backgrounds and ages looking for their first job, returning to work after an absence, seeking a career change or just looking at what’s out there.lthough the wages quoted across the website are Ohio-centric, the

industry and skills
information here pertain to the country as a whole.

Need training? Consider an apprenticeship!

As an apprentice, you will be paid throughout your training and once the apprenticeship ends, you’ll be well prepared to land a full-time job with excellent wages and benefits. These jobs are in what once were non-traditional industries for women like Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Construction, and Supply Chain & Logistics.

Millions of jobs are available across these industries, and they are in need of smart, capable women like you. 

For instance, manufacturers in the United States need to fill 4 million jobs by 2030, according to a workforce study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.

Career Pathways

WISE Career Pathways is a journey of exploration into the world of non-traditional, in-demand technical jobs in industries where employers are seeking women to fill open positions.

Career pathways provide an overview of the jobs, wages, and training required to enter and advance in a particular job field.

The industry sectors in this program currently include:

The manufacturing industry produces nearly all the products and equipment used in daily life. Manufacturing is the fourth largest employer in the U.S.

Women make up nearly one-third of the manufacturing workforce. 

Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures.

Across the skilled trades, construction jobs are projected to grow 11% by 2026, a gain of about 747,600 new jobs.

Tech industry employment includes technical positions, such as software developers or network administrators, as well as non-technical positions, such as sales, marketing, and HR. 

Average annual earnings in IT occupations is 44% higher than that of other occupations.

Supply chain management (SCM) jobs include production, purchasing, warehousing and  distribution of goods and services.

Logistics Management jobs include planning, directing or coordinating purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services.

How can I find next steps training and support?

Explore Earn & Learn – find out how to get training from employers who pay you as you learn a skill or trade.

WISE Impact Community

The WISE Impact Community is a safe online networking space for program partners to meet and collaborate.

Industry and education partners – connect and collaborate.

How do I get the skills I need for these jobs?

Explore Employability Skills for help with resume writing, interviewing, team-building and more – core skills needed for every job.

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