Event Review

July Review: HR and the Triple Bottom Line

The July membership meeting at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center featured a presentation on employee development and advancement efforts at Cascade Engineering, and an introduction to resources for workforce training by West Michigan Works! and GRCC Workforce Training.

Cascade Engineering has distinguished itself as West Michigan’s most progressive employer, through innovative programs that provide access to meaningful, thriving careers for workers of all backgrounds and situations. Featured speaker was Kenyatta Brame, Executive Vice President of Cascade Engineering, who discussed the critical importance of worker opportunity and equity to an organization’s sustainability strategy, its long-term profitability, and community prosperity.

West Michigan Works! and GRCC Workforce Training also presented in topics including available resources and financial incentives for employee training and development.

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The event finished with a tour of the recently updated ATC facility, including a stop at the school’s new training brewery.