SUNY ORANGE AND SHOP RITE TEAM UP ON WORKFORCE TRAINING
Shop Rite Celebrates More Than 70 Associates Who Completed Supervisory Skills Training Program
NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Supported through a State University of New York Workforce Development Training grant, Shop Rite Supermarkets, Inc., has teamed with SUNY Orange to offer one of the College’s supervisory skills programs to more than 70 associates.
In celebration of the completion of the training, Shop Rite recognized those associates who finished the program during a Completion Ceremony on Monday, June 30 in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room inside Kaplan Hall on the College’s Newburgh campus.
The MT3 (“Managing the Team, Time and Task”) Program is one of a handful of workforce development and supervisory training programs that can be delivered to interested local businesses by the College’s Continuing and Professional Education staff. The 27-hour MT3 Program improves supervisors’ skills in such areas as: the role of the supervisor, the performance management cycle, team building techniques, effective delegation, problem solving techniques and time management.
Shop Rite targeted the training to associates presently in the company’s “People on the Move Program” with the goal of enhancing their basic supervisory skills as a part of their overall development program. During the training, associates worked through real-life business situations that were focused on the development of other associates in the organization while also targeting improving the customer experience in the stores. Due to the success of these projects, they will be presented to the senior leadership of the organization for possible implementation.
“ShopRite is proud to partner with SUNY Orange on a program that enhances the skills of our associates. We strongly feel that our associates are a key driver of the great experience our customers receive while shopping in our stores. We are proud of the work they have accomplished,” says Tom Urtz, vice president of operations for Shop Rite Supermarkets.
The program also helped Shop Rite associates to learn about the community college system and the opportunities it provides.
For more information on SUNY Orange’s workforce training programs, contact Linda Gramm Ferris at (845) 341-9380.
Photo Caption: Shop Rite Supermarkets recently recognized more than 70 associates who completed a supervisory skills training program during a ceremony at Kaplan Hall on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. In collaboration with the College’s Continuing and Professional Education staff, Shop Rite targeted the training to associates presently in the company’s “People on the Move Program” with the goal of enhancing their basic supervisory skills as a part of their overall development. Among those associates who completed the program were (from left): Scott Goodwin, Steven Housell, Paul Cain, Krysta Scalzo, Colleen Miterko, Angela Allen, Randy Stroud and Keith Halstead.