In an effort to engage young women in the trucking industry, the Women in Trucking Association has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana region.
The groups are holding an event dubbed Trucks are for Girls, on Oct. 13 at Olive Harvey College in Chicago, Ill. The girls, ages 7 to 12, will learn about the trucking industry and will get a chance to drive a simulator and climb inside a real truck.
“This event is a great way to expose these young women to the importance of the trucking industry on their lives, since everything they have has been transported by a truck,” said WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie. “This is also an opportunity to show the next generation the career opportunities offered by the industry, as there is currently a need for jobs related to the transportation of goods across America.”
Volunteers from Olive Harvey College, Navistar and Women In Trucking Association will be assisting at the event. Influential women in the transportation industry will speak about their careers and answer questions from the girls.