The American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA) recently held their 25th Anniversary Conference and Training in Minnesota. ACCA is a national organization comprised of affirmative action and contract compliance professionals across the country. The organization started with forethought and support from Minnesota to standardize, organize and train employees on laws and best practices in the field.
Each year’s training draws the top practitioners and speakers in the country. In addition, major universities, including Boston University, the University of Minnesota, Washington State and Morgan State University, have participated by granting credits and certifications.
Minnesota’s Marvin “Corky” Taylor was honored during the recent conference for being a visionary founder and former national president. Bonnie Bjellnick of St. Paul and Jackie Hicks of Woodbury were also honored for being founding members.
Said Taylor, “Some people think that just because you are a female or minority, you should be able to do a job as an Affirmative Action or contract compliance professional. It takes serious training to master the laws, process and procedures. We need innovative and productive solutions now more than ever.”
ACCA has trained thousands of administrators and employees through their certification standards. “I am proud and enlightened to have served and been involved over the years,” he added. Many local businesses and employees have benefited.
More information on ACCA can be found at www.ac ca298.org.
— Photo and article provided by the ACCA