MetalForming magazine is proud to bring you the 2018 Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating, The honorees—19 Winners and four Honorable Mention recipients selected by MetalForming editors—have distinguished themselves for their on-the-job accomplishments and continuous commitment to manufacturing. The group represents myriad job functions, including operations, production, quality control and management, and shares a common trait: passion for our industry.
Congratulations to Kris Hanson, PTCC's own Workforce Development Representative
A 13-year employee of Pine Technical and Community College, Kris, for the past two years, has served as the cornerstone of the Women in Welding grant that was awarded to the school through a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Equity Grant, which focuses on teaching women in the region nontraditional skills, such as welding, and assisting in finding employment in the metalforming industry.
Her nominator says Kris “goes above and beyond the call of duty, finding safety equipment and even gasoline vouchers for financially strapped students. Her community involvement and positive attitude are on full display as she connects with students at a personal level. She truly cares about what is going on in their lives and it shows in the way she helps them get ready for their future by organizing field trips to local manufacturing shops, and helping them with the soft skills necessary to complement the technical knowledge they gain from class.”
“Manufacturing offers a livable wage and many opportunities for trained workers, which industry needs.”
To learn more about the difference Kris has made in the workforce as well as other distinguished women, visit MetalForming magazine!