Winterton park named Employer of Merit
More than 50 local employers were recognized last month for their “outstanding contribution to the increased employment of persons with intellectual disabilities.”
Clients, employers, staff and funding partners turned out for the third annual employers’ reception, sponsored by M-RON and held Feb. 12 at Fong’s in Carbonear.
As part of the celebration, Karen Davis, manager Socio/Economic Programs with M-RON said, “special recognition was given to 51 employers for their creativeness and special efforts in the important endeavor of workplace equity.”
Outside Pond R.V. Park in Winterton was singled out for the Employer of Merit Award.
Davis said “the celebration acknowledged the support of employers, the community, as well as government partners throughout Zone 17 (TrinityConception) towards the inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the local workforce.”
The Supported Employment Program is sponsored by M-RON (Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc.), the regional economic development board for Zone 17 ( Trinity-Conception region).
EMPLOYER OF MERIT - Outside Pond R.V. Park in Winterton was presented with the Employer of Merit Award. Cheryl Squires, (far left) a client of the Supported Employment Program and employee at the park for the past five years, was on hand to assist in the presentation to park manager Lee Broaders, who accepted the award from Ethel Harris, director with M-RON Inc..