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Smithfield Foods Honored for Workforce Development Through Apprenticeship Programs; Jay Bennett Comments

Smithfield Foods Honored for Workforce Development Through Apprenticeship Programs; Jay Bennett Comments


SMITHFIELD, VA
Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Two workforce development awards have come down the pipeline for Smithfield Foods’ apprenticeship programs. These awards came from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for Smithfield's apprenticeship programs dedicated to developing and training the next-generation workforce.

Jay Bennett, Chief Human Resources Officer, Smithfield Foods"Providing valuable professional development experiences is key to opening doors of opportunity and cultivating the next-generation talent pipeline," said Jay Bennett, Chief Human Resources Officer. "We are grateful for our partnership with Wayne Community College and this recognition for our continued commitment to developing and accelerating fulfilling careers through quality education opportunities."

According to a press release, these awards recognize exemplary employers, businesses, or industry groups that have demonstrated extraordinary engagement and firm commitment to the education and professional development of its employees.

North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Smithfield for its apprenticeship programs dedicated to developing and training the next-generation workforce

Both partners worked together to develop a customized apprenticeship model, which turned into a classroom learning model later utilized by seven other community colleges to train apprentices in other cities.

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Deli Market News applauds the efforts of companies like Smithfield as they continue to invest in its future workforce.

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