October 20, 2023
FREE - Forklift Operator Familiarization School
20 Students | 1 Day | Numerous Lives Changed
Three classes completed, 50 students trained, all have secured employment. To date, Medley Cares and The Urban League of OKC have partnered with the following Justice Impact Friendly Oklahoma employers to help connect skilled Forklift Operators with new careers:
Locke Supply | Kate Paciga, HR Director & Charmain Logan, Recruiter
MD Building Products | Joe Brantly, Recruiter
American Tissue | Joe Lakey, Plant Manager & Jeremy Stevens, HR Manager
Capital Distributing | Jordan Stahr, HR Manager
Malarkey Roofing | Katawna Scott, Shipping and Receiving Manager
Crest Foods | Kevin Ergenbright, Vice President
BIGGEST APPRECIATION to the amazing Urban League of OKC staff that selfishly shows up bright and early on a SATURDAY morning to serve our community! They work tirelessly with each non-violent offender prior to the class helping them update their resume, providing "mock interviewing" and career coaching, building confidence as the reenter the workforce. They also supply free transportation to and from their OKC location to our Medley Customer Experience and Training Center through their Workforce and Career Development Program, as well as gift card to help purchase work boots to each student upon completion of the course.
"It is truly an honor to get to be a part of these events. It was so wonderful to see the students encouraging each other and cheering each other on throughout the HOT day! But, the gentleman that invited his family to the certificate ceremony saying “finally, I’ve done something good, they can be proud of” was worth every single second that went into planning and collaborating on this impact.” I am so grateful our company allows us to Lift Up Our Community in this effort.”
- Jennifer Owens, Medley Equipment Company, Marketing Coordinator
HUGE THANK YOU TO Bolzoni Group for Sponsoring our delicious lunch from locally owned East Side Pizza House!
As always, SHOUT OUT TO Jason Moore, Trainer III, Hyster Yale Training and Development, for another successful Operator School! We absolutely could not Lift Up so many throughout our community without your partnership!
To learn more: https://www.medleycompany.com/blog/ulokc-forklift-operator-school/