College in Brandon congratulates 160 women who will be receiving the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awardpresented by the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, DC. Of note are the number of Florida based companies and individuals who have been nominated for the awards this year. Nineteen of the 160 honorees are from Florida several of whom represent FLATE’s statewide industry partners. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C on Feb. 6, 2014.
According to Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE, the first recognition of 122 women included 10 from Florida, and FLATE worked with industry partners across the state to get many Florida manufacturing women nominated for the award. “FLATE adds its voice to congratulate the 160 women receiving this award and others like them, and will continue to promote the STEP Ahead award program in Florida” Barger said. This year’s awardees include:
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The State of Florida has the third largest population in country, with an official 2020 estimate of 21.5 million persons and approximately 58% of the population is in the civilian labor force (12,600,000).