Fostering Diversity through Career Edge
As an innovator and leader in the clean-energy industry, Laurentis Energy Partners is proud to employ many of the best people in the sector, working together to promote safety, efficiency, integrity and diversity.
Laurentis takes pride in embracing diversity in its broadest sense – making it an integral part of our business practice and an area that we commit to celebrate and continuously advance.
As part of that commitment, Laurentis has partnered with Career Edge, a proven paid internship program that eliminates barriers to employment and gives job seekers the chance to break into the workforce and launch meaningful careers. Career Edge connects companies with diverse, qualified talent, to help foster an inclusive workplace culture.
“At Career Edge, we focus on four distinct candidate segments: new graduates, people with self-declared disabilities, skilled newcomers arriving or who have recently immigrated to Canada, and Canadian Armed Force members and veterans”
“Through our program, we break the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle, and we wouldn’t be able to do so without employers like Laurentis that value diversity and help to develop and foster tomorrow’s leaders,” explained Lazenby.
Since partnering with Career Edge in 2020, Laurentis has hired eight employees through its internship programs, including in Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Information Technology and Finance. Three of those employees were then directly hired into Laurentis.
“I’m proud to work with an organization so committed to providing an inclusive culture where everyone, regardless of differences, can connect, belong, and realize their full potential,” said Keith Skrepnek, Director of Business Administration Services at Laurentis.
“Partnering with and leveraging the programs provided by Career Edge is just one of the many ways that Laurentis demonstrates its commitment to build a diverse, healthy and engaged workforce,” Skrepnek said.