Pictured above from left to right are Academy Director Ann Anderson, Rep. Brian Higgins, Career Transition Specialist Leah Marsala-Chase and Zehnder-Rittling HR Director Christine Barto
During the commencement exercises at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy on August 30 a special recognition was included for an employer that has shown outstanding commitment to hiring and working with young people. Zehnder-Rittling a manufacturer in Buffalo NY has hired six graduates from Cassadaga since the beginning of the year. The young men that have obtained employment with this company have received specialized training that has allowed them work in new areas and expended their career pathway. Some of them have even been promoted into new more complex roles as a result of this investment into their professional development. Zehnder Rittling produces fan coils, heat pumps, and hydronic heating systems and also operates a plant in China. The company is innovative and has been recognized for its efforts to go green by eliminating non-recyclable waste streams.
Career transition specialist Leah Marsala-Chase, Cassadaga’s lead contact with Rittling, stated “our graduates working for Zehnder-Rittling tell me all they time how much they enjoy their jobs and how much they have learned. I know these are not just words, you can hear excitement and enthusiasm when they talk about their jobs.” Zehnder-Rittling Human Resources Director received the recognition on behalf of her company and commented “the motivation, work ethic and drive of the students who we have hired has been terrific. We will happily interview members of this graduating class if they are seeking employment”.
Zehnder-Rittling was recognized and awarded a plaque from the Academy for their commitment to developing the future workforce!