Cambria’s Commitment to Education Celebrated in Daylong Event at Slab Manufacturing Facility
Daylong event celebrated commitment to empowering the next generation through access to education.
Le Sueur, MN - July 26, 2023 - Cambria, the leading producer of quartz surfaces, is hosting a daylong celebration at its Slab Manufacturing Facility in Le Sueur, Minn., highlighting its commitment to empowering the next generation through access to education. The event, being held on July 27th, showcases Cambria’s dedication to breaking down barriers to learning, providing resources, and fostering a learning environment that benefits all individuals. The Cambria English program, Accelerated Scholarship program for St. Peter High School students and the Cambria Internship program will be recognized.
“At Cambria, we firmly believe that where potential meets opportunity, great things happen,” said Carol Olson, Chief Marketing Officer at Cambria. “Our products are infused with care, and that same care drives our commitment to creating opportunities that drive impact both inside and outside our walls.”
One of the key initiatives Cambria has undertaken is providing English classes to its employees. The program was built for Cambria employees whose first language is not English to learn by attending weekly classes during their regular workday. Employees are paid their regular pay during attendance. Over 400 employees have participated in the program since 2015. The program is offered at locations across the US where Cambria has operations. “We take pride in our diverse employee population and recognize the importance of supporting and enhancing the English learning experience for non-native speakers.” Said Bridget Prehn, Cambria’s Program Leader. “It is through this program we are able to build employee morale and confidence which creates an opportunity for success for our employees personally and professionally.” 15 students who achieved fluency will graduate in a ceremony today.
In its Accelerated Scholarship Program, Cambria has awarded over $3 million in scholarships to exceptional local area high school students. To date, 50 past and current recipients have received full-ride awards and 31 additional scholarships have been given to students to pursue their college education. Each year, Cambria carefully selects top academic high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and achievement. By investing in their futures, the company aims to reward their hard work and contribute to their personal and professional success.
In addition to scholarships, Cambria provides valuable professional opportunities through its internship program. Now in its eighth year, the program has welcomed over 200 college students to work alongside Cambria employees in manufacturing, sales, IT, marketing and other key areas of the company’s business. This year, Cambria welcomed 22 interns who have been carefully guided to become polished, professional candidates ready to embark on their careers.
Recognizing the importance of nurturing tomorrow’s workforce, Cambria remains committed to giving back to the community. Cambria most recently partnered with the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wisc. The Center is dedicated to providing education in the trades and opportunities for individuals seeking to develop essential skills for their future careers. Junior Achievement North also benefits from Cambria’s partnership at the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab where students can learn about real-life careers with Cambria. Through its multiple partnerships Cambria understands that by investing in all areas of education, we contribute to the growth and development of our workforce.
The daylong celebration will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 with English Program Graduation beginning at 2:30 pm at the Slab Manufacturing Facility in Le Sueur, Minn. The event schedule throughout the day will showcase the impact of Cambria’s commitment to education. From English classes to scholarships and internships, Cambria’s dedication to empowering individuals through learning and opportunity remains unwavering. Cambria will continue to foster partnerships, provide resources, and create an environment that supports the educational aspirations of the next generation.
Cambria is the leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces and is a family-owned company. Cambria’s innovative and iconic quartz designs are stain resistant, nonabsorbent, durable, maintenance free, easy to care for, and backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Cambria is sold through an exclusive network of premium, independent specialty retail and trade partners that can be identified in Camrbria's dealer locator. #MyCambria
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