Johnson Controls Seeks Women In STEM

The company’s new “Next Chapter” program will help place women who are re-entering the workforce in engineering and technology positions.

Many companies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries are striving to build a more diverse workforce, and hiring women with STEM degrees is a common goal.

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With this in mind, Johnson Controls is seeking 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 provides employment opportunities for women in STEM fields who are returning to the workforce after a two- or more-year break in their careers.

“Our industry has faced challenges in attracting and retaining women in STEM positions,” said Linda Chapin, vice president human resources, Buildings Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Johnson Controls is in a unique position to drive change in this areaOur Next Chapter program is an important step toward this transformation.”

The 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 eight-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.

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.

For more information about the “Next Chapter” program, visit Johnson Controls’ careers page.