Women filling the labor gap – Pioneer Service and President Aneesa Muthana Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

The future is bright for these young women/future industry leaders. Pioneer Service is one of few companies now stepping up to host regular career outreach to cultivate and inspire young talent.

This May, Crain’s Chicago Business devoted their front page to women in manufacturing and Aneesa Muthana, President of Pioneer Service.

It is no secret that pay and labor gaps exist.  The big question is, how do you break them down? Answer - Making a change!  Pioneer Service led by Aneesa Muthana does just that.  With the continued shortage in the skilled labor market Muthana and team are on the road showcasing careers that most young people have never heard about.  She expands her search into relatively untapped markets, as well as giving women inroads into an industry traditionally dominated by men.  With a positive attitude and perseverance Muthana explains, “As more women enter the industry both gaps will soon be history”.

Pioneer Service continues to expand outreach programs to young girls with the potential to become difference-makers in manufacturing. While our industry needs women so it can continue to grow, Muthana emphasizes, “the need for working partnerships between men and women will only strengthen our industry”.

Pioneer Service Hosts 91 Students During #MfgDay17

On October 4, 2017 and October 6, 2017 Pioneer Service hosted high school students for a tour and presentation on manufacturing careers. In all, 91 students were able to come! Students from Reavis High School, Oak Lawn High School and Addison Trail High School saw first-hand how machined parts are made on advanced CNC Swiss machines with production manager Bob Anderson, as well how they are checked with vision inspection systems. A third of their time was spent addressing perceptions vs. reality in manufacturing and how they might find their own passion in unconventional places. Rose of Sharon DeVos presented the myths, her own story of joining the industry, Pioneer Service's story and encouraged students to be intentional in writing their own life and career stories.


Pioneer Service Inc. Hosts High School and Middle School Students

Helping Tomorrow's Workforce See a Future in Manufacturing

President and Owner of Pioneer Service, Aneesa Muthana, welcomes Aurora West High School Students to the tour.

On April 11, 2017, Pioneer Service hosted two groups of students at it's facility in Addison, Illinois, courtesy of the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), the Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES), Aurora West High School and Simmons Middle School from East Aurora School District 131. The coordination between the associations and the schools made it possible for another 45 young people to gain exposure to machining as well as career paths available in manufacturing. This provided the students with a unique glimpse into an employer's perspective into career development.