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RMCEP Receives Inclusive Workforce Employer Designation

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

awardPictured are Nathan Fetting, RMCEP Board Chair and Vicki Leaderbrand, RMCEP Executive Director

Northwest, MN – Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc (RMCEP) received a certificate which formally designates it as an inclusive employer.  RMCEP received this designation from the Regional Workforce Alliance in recognition of the organization’s commitment to welcoming potential employees with diverse backgrounds. The Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) designation was created to recognize and promote inclusive employers, reduce regional disparities and bring awareness to the value and methods of increasing workforce diversity.

In order to receive the I-WE designation, RMCEP had to meet four criteria set by the Regional Workforce Alliance:

  • Express a commitment to an inclusive workplace in their stated values, mission or policies. 
  • Assess how diversity, equity and inclusion influence their work and culture.
  • Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education for staff and leadership. 
  • Allocate resources to support and sustain an inclusive and equitable workplace.

RMCEP helps people find jobs or obtain the training the need to enter a career in a 19 county region in North Central and West Central Minnesota.  Services are available at no charge through 8 CareerForce locations in the region. The I-WE designation was created in partnership with the Community Workforce Inclusion Council (CWIC) of the Fargo-Moorhead area, whose mission is to champion a robust and diverse workforce that meets the needs of regional employers.  Employers with the designation will be promoted to career seekers throughout the Northwest Minnesota's 11 CareerForce locations.  For more information about the Regional Workforce Alliance and the I-WE designation, visit


Dan Wenner     


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financially independent

Thank you!  Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK

I work full time now

I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

This program was awesome

This program was awesome and helped me get started in my nursing career, when I was unable to afford it.  Thank you so much! ~ SH

I love my RN job

I love my RN job & couldn't have gotten here without the help of CEP!  Thank You! ~ CR

If it wasn't for RMCEP

I know if it wasn't for Rural Mn CEP I would not be in the positive situation that they helped me get to in my life.  I  am so grateful!  Thank you Rural Mn CEP! ~ TC


Re-Employment presented many unforeseen challenges for me.  Rural Minnesota CEP provided much needed, and greatly appreciated support.  Thank You. ~ MM