Foodlink partners with MCC, Chamber for workforce training program

Forklift training in Foodlink’s distribution center began Sept. 25, 2017.

MCC’s Corporate College, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Foodlink have teamed up to provide power industrial vehicle training and evaluation this fall to better prepare folks to advance their careers or obtain employment in regional warehouse and manufacturing positions.

Sept. 25 marked the first day of class, which was taught by Foodlink’s Shawn Poutre (Director of Distribution Center Operations) and Nathan Boor (Safety and Facilities Supervisor). Ten participants attended the class. 

This full-day training included both hands-on and classroom instruction and evaluation. The program also includes support with resume development and job search training.

The program and partnership is made possible through an America’s Promise grant through the United States Department of Labor. America’s Promise grants are designed “to accelerate the development and expansion of regional workforce partnerships committed to providing a pipeline of skilled workers in specific sectors.”

We’re looking forward to assisting with this exciting opportunity, and further Foodlink’s involvement as a local leader in workforce development!

The program was made possible through a partnership with MCC and The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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