Rescue Divas

Rescue Divas meets a need – Program aims to address a lack of female EMTs

Ashland Daily Press 6/19/2015 By Sara Chase Approximately only about one-third of the nation’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics are women. Because of that shortage of female emergency medical staff, Carrie Miller, the Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) Focused Initiative Manager and volunteer EMT with the Washburn Area Ambulance, had an idea […]

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Rescue Divas Aims to Recruit Girls for EMS

Fox21Online.com 6/15/2015 ASHLAND, Wis. – It’s a national trend: more men than women working in emergency medical services. In an effort to change that Ashland and Bayfield Counties hosted Rescue Divas. The hands-on event gives young girls a chance to learn a mix of emergency medical services. In total, 20 middle school girls from Ashland […]

Diva Tech connects high school girls with technical education, great careers

BusinessNorth 3/12/2015 By Ron Brochu With the number of skilled trade and technical workers insufficient to meet demand, new and innovative efforts are being made to market those careers to young persons. Now in its second year regionally, the Diva Tech program is unique because it seeks to inform girls about professions that are heavily […]

Diva Tech Superior

Divas explore technology at girls-only event

Superior Telegram 2/13/2015 By Maria Lockwood Northwestern High School junior Daisy Mack, front, starts a program on one of the milling machines with the help of Machine Tool Instructor Paul Kalin, back left, as eighth grade students, left to right, Tiana Hursh, Olivia Kalin and Ellie Peterson watch Wednesday at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Using […]

Local Divas Prove Girls Can Do It All

Fox21Online.Com 2/11/2015 Maya Holmes, Reporter, mholmes@kqdsfox21.tv More than 30 girls from local schools went to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior for the Diva Tech event. They got hands on experience with welding, automotive repair and other fields to pique their interest and expose them to careers where women are underrepresented. “There are a lot […]

CEP Obtains Safety Training Grant

Daily Press 12/9/2014 Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) has received a grant for $112,970 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. CEP, Inc. will use this grant to further expand their Center for Combustible Dust Safety and Health to provide safety […]

Medical Discovery Days 2014

Students take part in Medical Discovery Days

BusinessNorth 11/20/2014 Students from Bayfield, Drummond, South Shore, and Washburn High Schools recently participated in Medical Discovery Days, a two-day healthcare exploration opportunity. They were exposed to a wide variety of healthcare professions while touring the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Ashland Campus. Students learned about WITC’s healthcare related programs, including nursing, medical assistant, health […]

Rescue Divas: EMS summer camp for girls set for summer 2015

Sawyer County Record 11/4/2014 Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) recently received an implementation grant from the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health to fund the inaugural session of Rescue Divas: EMS Summer Camp for Girls. The premise of the new camp is to expose middle school girls to careers in emergency medicine in […]

Manufacturing tour to be held in Price County Oct. 22

Price County Review 10/13/2014 In Northwest Wisconsin, the manufacturing sector is one of the region’s highest growth industries. Statewide over 16-percent of the state’s workforce is employed in manufacturing; higher than the national average of nine-percent, according to the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. In the past few decades manufacturing jobs have transformed from dirty, low-paying […]

Career Closet

Career Closet Grand Opening

Daily Press 10/1/2014 By Amber Mullen What does one wear to an interview? Well, for many people entering a new field of employment this decision is can be more intimidating than the interview itself. On Tuesday, Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) unveiled their newest initiative– the Career Closet– with the goal of […]