CLC named Inclusive Workforce Employer
This honor recognizes the college for its commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within the business and the region.
Central Lakes College was recently recognized as an Inclusive Workforce Employer by The Regional Workforce Alliance of Northwest Minnesota.
This honor recognizes the college for its commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within the business and the region. The designation was created to recognize and promote inclusive employers, reduce regional disparities and bring awareness to the value and methods of increasing workforce diversity.
"We are honored to receive the Inclusive Workforce Designation,” said Mary Sam,
CLC dean of students, equity and inclusion, in a news release. “Central Lakes College is invested in fostering and modeling a workplace that wholeheartedly values diversity, equity and inclusion."
In order to receive the Inclusive Workforce Employer designation, each pilot participant had to meet four criteria set by the Regional Workforce Alliance:
Express a commitment to an inclusive workplace in their stated values, mission or policies.
Assess how diversity, equity and inclusion influence their work and culture.
Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education for staff and leadership.
Allocate resources to support and sustain an inclusive and equitable workplace.
“Central Lakes College is committed to nurturing a workplace that is equitable and inclusive, without exception,” CLC President Hara Charlier said in a news release. “This is the cornerstone of our culture of caring, ensuring that each employee is truly heard and valued. It’s our responsibility to continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion to strengthen our College and our communities.”
The Inclusive Workforce Employer designation was created in partnership with the Community Workforce Inclusion Council of the Fargo-Moorhead area with its mission to champion a robust and diverse workforce that meets the needs of regional employers.
Other award recipients include Delta Dental of Minnesota and Essentia Health.
For more information, visit www.rwa-nw.org .