Win­ter­ton park named Em­ployer of Merit

The Compass - - COMMUNITY SERVICES -

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).

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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..

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