NEW RICHMOND, WI -- Family Friendly Workplaces announced on January 31, 2023, that Northwood Technical College has been certified as a Family Friendly Workplace. The certification demonstrates Northwood Tech’s commitment to their employees and families.
“We are very proud to receive this designation,” said John Will, President of Northwood Tech. “We certainly see the challenging workforce environment faced by our employer partners across all industry sectors, but we also see it in our own operations as we work to deliver programming. Being known as a Family Friendly Workplace will help us maintain our own talent as we strive to provide workforce development solutions for our broader community.”
To be certified, Family Friendly Workplaces conducted a thorough review of Northwood Tech’s human resources policies and practices, awarding points in their matrix for policies and practices which support families and children. As a certified employer, Northwood Tech can use the Family Friendly Workplaces logo in their marketing and recruitment efforts, as well as access a wide range of additional resources.
“We are excited to welcome Northwood Tech back to the Family,” said Neil Kline, Executive Director of Family Friendly Workplaces. “Their certification speaks to the importance of focusing on supporting families to employers across all industries and sectors.”
Western Wisconsin faces a long-term human resources challenge which demands a strategic approach to address. The Family Friendly Workplaces Certification Program is designed to help employers compete for talent today, while also strategically addressing this long-term problem.
If you have questions about Family Friendly Workplaces and their Certification Program, please reach out on their website.
Neil Kline presented John Will with a plaque recognizing Northwood Technical College’s recertification as a Family Friendly Workplace on January 31st in New Richmond.
In attendance, from left to right, was Mark Tyler (Board Member, Family Friendly Workplaces), Neil Kline (Executive Director, Family Friendly Workplaces), and John Will (President, Northwood Technical College).
Family Friendly Workplaces works to address western Wisconsin's workforce shortage, and strengthen western Wisconsin families, by certifying businesses as Family Friendly, and encouraging the adoption of Family Friendly practices. For more information, visit www.familyfriendlyworkplaces.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familyfriendlyworkplaces.
Northwood Technical College is a nationally top-ranked college and designated Silver 2022-23 Military Friendly® School that puts your Learning First. Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit NorthwoodTech.edu. Northwood Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.