Receives State Human Rights Award
|Jim Wendorff (center), vice president
of Human Resources at Viracon, accepts the State Human Rights
Award with members of the Steel County Human Rights Commission,
(from left to right) James Otteson, Linda Hoffman, Jim Wendorff,
Rich Ellingson and Jose Herrera.
Owatonna, Minn.-based Viracon has received a State of Minnesota
Human Rights Award. The award was presented by the League of Minnesota
Human Rights Commission on September 29 at its annual conference,
held at the Grand Casino Convention Center in Mille Lacs, Minn.
According to the Commission, Viracon was chosen for
the award because of the company's commitment to diversity, inclusion
"Viracon is fortunate to have a skilled and dedicated workforce.
An activity which continues to develop and upgrade skills will ensure
that Viracon will have a strong and prepared workforce for the future,"
says Jim Wendorff, vice president of human resources.
Late last year, Viracon announced a new training program aimed
at developing its minority workforce. The innovative “Employer of
Opportunity” training program, developed in conjunction with Riverland
Community College, was developed to give minority employees the
language, academic and technical skills necessary to elevate them
into higher wage-earning positions in Viracon.
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