MMR receives 2018 Impact Award
Mobile Medical Response celebrated at annual Impact Awards
(Great Lakes Bay Region)— State leadership and lawmakers came together this week to honor Great Lakes Bay-area leaders for their efforts to create jobs and develop talent in their communities. Legislators and talent development officials recognized Mobile Medical Response, local resident Nancy McMurray and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! with 2018 Impact Award. Mobile Medical Response met with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! to discuss their critical need for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics. They expressed concern that the ability to provide high-quality service could be jeopardized if a solution was not found.
The talent experts at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! partnered with MMR to design a customized recruitment and accelerated training strategy to address their immediate need for Paramedic candidates. Additionally, Michigan Works! provided support in helping MMR obtain a Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grant.
Nancy McMurray visited a local Michigan Works! to pursue her goal of becoming an EMT. Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! connected her to MMR where she completed her EMT training and is now currently training to become a paramedic.
The Impact Award, hosted by Michigan Works! Association, honor the finest achievements in workforce development statewide, from the creation of new jobs to the accomplishments of hardworking citizens.
“I would like to congratulate Mobile Medical Response and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! on their partnership that successfully provided numerous educational opportunities to aspiring EMTs in my district,” said State Sen. Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth). “Businesses are thriving in our community and I look forward to even more success stories as Michigan Works! continues to prepare the next generation of workers.” During the annual event, lawmakers present tributes to award winners, employers, workers, Michigan Works! Agencies, and partners, who share their stories and the role Michigan Works! played in their success.
“Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! has deep connections to employers in our community – it is truly impressive to witness both partnership and success,” said State Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland).
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is a consortium of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Gratiot and Isabella Counties, established to operate workforce development programs for this region. It is one of 16 separate and independent Michigan Works! agencies and one of about 550 similar agencies nationwide.Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! operates a total of five sites in Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Gratiot and Isabella counties. Michigan Works! strengthens the local economy 1) by assisting regional employers in finding and retaining qualified employees; and; 2) by assuring that the labor force meets the needs of regional employers.
“Mobile Medical Response is grateful for the collaboration with MI Works! and the opportunity to recruit qualified candidates into our training programs”, said Jason MacDonald, Interim Vice President for MMR.
For more information on MMR’s training programs, visit our EMS Training Page at www.mobilemedical/training.