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Johnson Controls Launches Program to Help Women Re-enter the Workforce
Johnson Controls, the global leader in building and energy storage solutions and technologies is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The “Next Chapter” program has employment opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields who are returning to the workforce after a two- or more-year break in their careers.
Johnson Controls’ Next Chapter program is an extension of a larger STEM Re-entry Task Force initiative driven by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch, a career re-entry firm, to increase the STEM talent pipeline.
Women selected for the Next Chapter program receive an 8 week “experienced on boarding” process which is customized to each individual. In addition to serving as part of a project team, participants receive training to close any knowledge gaps, are exposed to networking opportunities and receive a dedicated coach/mentor.
“Our industry has faced challenges in attracting and retaining women in STEM positions. Johnson Controls is in a unique position to drive change in this area,” said Linda Chapin, vice president human resources, Buildings Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Our Next Chapter program is an important step toward this transformation.”
Successful candidates will be able to draw on a support system led by the Women’s Resource Network. This network is a business resource group that harnesses the power, influence and intelligence of Johnson Controls women employees to establish a community that fosters professional development and mentoring.