Reclaimed Rustic Woodworks Receives NWWIB’s Rising Star Award

Business North 9/23/2016 The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NWWIB) recently presented Reclaimed Rustic Woodworks, Inc. with the Rising Star award. Jeannie Felix of Reclaimed Rustic Woodworks, INC. accepted the award at the NWWIB’s Annual Meeting at Lakewoods Resort in Cable. The award recognizes outstanding commitment and dedication to building their workforce. Established in […]

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Rescue Divas Saving Area’s Future

Ashland County In far northern Wisconsin, a demand for more emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is providing middle school girls with a pain-free opportunity to experience an ambulance ride and see how an emergency room works. With help from a grant provided by UW-Madison, Ashland County EMT Carrie Okey has launched Rescue Divas, a summer camp […]

Rescue Diva Camp Trains Potential Young EMTs

Fox 21 6/15/2016 Author: Nikki Davidson, Anchor/Reporter, ndavidson@kqdsfox21.tv Graham Hakala, Photojournalist, ghakala@kqdsfox21.tv MASON, Wisc. – There is a shortage of EMT workers in the Northland, and a recruitment strategy is bringing summer camp to a whole new level for some young girls. The camp might just help solve a employment problem in the adult world. […]

Rescue Divas is recruiting campers

Ashland Daily Press 4/12/2016 By Sara Chase Since roughly only about one-third of the nation’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics are women, last year Northwest Wisconsin CEP Focused Initiatives Manager and volunteer EMT with the Washburn Area Ambulance Carrie Okey started Rescue Divas. This five-day residential camp experience marked an effort to do something about […]

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Rapid Response Team mobilizes to help dislocated Target employees

Superior Telegram 12/21/2015 Jessica Hehir For the Telegram The Rapid Response Team met with Target employees at the Superior store last week to discuss options for job placement and continuing education. The Target store in Superior is preparing to close on Jan. 30 due to a continued reduction in profitability. The closure will displace 85 […]

Rescue Divas shows young girls insights on emergency medical services

Badger Herald 12/3/2015 In an effort to attract more women to emergency medical service fields, an Ashland, Wisconsin summer camp called Rescue Divas is working with middle school girls to pique their interest with funding from the University of Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Seeing it as an opportunity to do something “totally different,” Carrie […]

From behind the scenes, Office of Rural Health supports EMT recruitment across Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison News 10/29/2015 Helicopters, hazmat suits, fire extinguishers, search-and-rescue dogs — in many places, a summer camp boasting these kinds of things would likely be targeted at boys. But in Ashland, Wis., Rescue Divas is a camp for middle-school girls that aims to attract new recruits to the field of emergency medical services. […]