Cascade Engineering Welfare to Career Program in Corp! Magazine
December 23, 2015
Cascade Engineering, founded in 1973 by CPO Executive in Residence, Fred Keller, was featured in a Corp! Magazine article, “Welfare to Career: Plastics Company Helps People Break Barriers to Success.” The story follows a single mother welfare applicant who turned her life around with the help of this organization’s program.
The program has not only provided success and sustainability for their employees, but has also increased engagement and decreased turn over for the organization as a whole. In the article, the director of marketing and public relations attributes their success to their mission, “We want to create an environment in which everyone has value, has a purpose and likes coming to work,” he said.
Cascade Engineering was an organizational partner of the Spring 2015 Magnify Immersion Program, where students spent a week observing and analyzing positive business practices in action. The organization is also part of the CPO Consortium, a co-learning community of leaders pursuing exceptional organizational performance while building extraordinarily positive workplace cultures.