Alicia Booker Named Crain’s Notable Woman in Manufacturing
Crain’s Cleveland Business recognizes Tri-C VP Booker among women having a positive impact on region’s manufacturing sector
Alicia Booker, vice president of Cuyahoga Community College’s Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence, is among those leading the way in the battle against Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing skills gap.
Booker’s leadership earned her a place in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “Notable Women in Manufacturing” special section, which ran in the publication’s July 23 edition. The section honors Northeast Ohio women who are paving the way for expansion and innovation in the region’s manufacturing sector.
At Tri-C, Booker heads a team of more than 50 people tasked with the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing programs at the College, helping to attract and train new talent to fill a growing region-wide need for skilled manufacturing employees.
The efforts of Booker and her team are critical to the future of Northeast Ohio’s economy. While the local economy has rapidly diversified in recent years, manufacturing still remains an important economic driver throughout the region and state. It still accounts for 20 percent of Ohio’s jobs overall and up to 50 percent in some areas of the state.
July 24, 2018
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