Ryba Marine Construction Co. works within a highly specialized field of marine construction and dredging, requiring that their workers possess a versatile skill set unique to their industry and reliant upon rigorous training/certifications.
With the help of Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Ryba Marine Construction Co. was awarded an $8,800 Going PRO Training Grant to train 6 newly hired workers, helping them maintain their highly skilled workforce in this specialized field. Employees received Lattice Boom Crawler Crane and Telescopic Boom Crane training from Great Lakes Crane Certification. This crucial training is beneficial not only to the success of their company, as well as their employees.
Ryba’s Office Administrator, Kristi Bristley, states, “The training received will allow our employees to earn higher wages, receive more responsibilities and obtain advanced positions with higher pay within the Ryba workforce. Highly skilled workers allow for Ryba to be competitive within our field and secure work to ensure a successful future for our company and employees.”
Training recipient Tyler Atkinson, a Ryba employee since 2017, states, “The training received from GLCC gave me the knowledge and confidence to operate cranes for Ryba. I would recommend the training, as it will benefit myself and my employer.“
Laine Sayers, a Ryba employee since 2020, agrees stating, “The training I received helped me by enhancing productivity, as well as becoming more knowledgeable and versatile. This new skill set will help me, my family and my career as a whole. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would highly recommend this course to others. I believe this training was not only beneficial to me, but to my company as well.”