WTMA Grant Awarded to Anne Lesko!
TMA President Steve Rauschenberger, in conjunction with the Women in Technology & Manufacturing Association (WTMA), have awarded Vogel Tool & Manor Tool’s, Anne Lesko with a grant. Anne will be honored for her achievements at the upcoming WTMA Fall Luncheon on October 25th, 2019.
According to the TMA website, the WTMA grant seeks to “assist women in addressing the barriers they face in advancing their manufacturing technology education and their pursuit of careers in the industry”.
About Anne Lesko
Anne’s road to this accomplishment was paved with hard work, ambition, and focus, and we couldn’t be prouder. Upon struggling with a series of dead-end jobs that stunted her finances, Anne decided to enroll at the workNet DuPage Career Center in July of 2018. While there, she discovered her love of creativity and a proclivity for craftsmanship translated to a pursuit in the Welding Certificate program at College of DuPage.
An apprenticeship led to her hiring at Vogel Tool & Manor Tool, where she has taken over welding procedures, but she is also working towards tool & die certification. In addition, she has set her sights on fabrication and machining.
No challenge seems too big for Anne! As a woman in the field, she is being acknowledged by the WTMA to continue her education and expand upon her experience. Anne ignores the notions that careers in welding and related operations are typically a male-dominated industry. We are so proud of Anne and her achievements as a woman in industry!