New Community Workforce Development Center received a $20,000 grant from Wakefern Food Corporation, which has partnered with NCC to provide job training in anticipation of a new ShopRite slated to open this year in Newark that will seek to hire hundreds of store associates.
Rodney Brutton, New Community director of workforce development, represented NCC at the 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic on May 29, where officials presented Brutton with a $20,000 check at a luncheon held for grant recipients at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway. Following the luncheon, all guests were invited to the ShopRite Pavilion overlooking the 18th green at Seaview to watch the LPGA Tournament.
NCC’s Workforce Development Center provides hands-on training at a miniature ShopRite supermarket that’s furnished with shelves of groceries, fully operational registers and checkout lanes and computer-based training modules.
Wakefern’s Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO, and Joseph Sheridan, president and COO, commended the Workforce Development Center for its commitment to job training.
“Please know that we appreciate the work you do to improve the quality of life for so many,” the executives said in a letter. “We trust that these funds will help you continue to fulfill your mission and wish you continued success in all of your endeavors!”