Modern Women in Aerospace & Manufacturing

These female machinists, aircraft mechanics and precision metal fabricators have overcome obstacles and proven that they have what it takes to work in the aerospace and manufacturing trades. Read their stories about what inspired them to pursue an exciting career as a machinist, aircraft mechanic and/or precision metal fabricator, and the steps they took to be successful.

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Sandra is a single mother, Rat City Rollergirl and a Precision Metal Fabricator. Listen to her story about how she got started in manufacturing trades and how she, through her hard work and dedication, has a rewarding career as a Precision Metal Fabricator.


Alicia is a wife, mother and an Aircraft Mechanic. Listen to her story about how she is carrying on her mother’s legacy working as an Aircraft Mechanic and how through her hard work and dedication has a rewarding career in the aerospace and manufacturing trades.


Miley Johnson is a single mother, a mentor and a machinist. Listen to her story about how she got started in the manufacturing trades and how through hard work and dedication, she now has a rewarding career as a machinist.