June 28, 2013

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HCC Staffers
Honored By WorkPlace

Housatonic Community College staff members G. Thomas Sheffer of Stonington (left) and Joseph Jenecaro of Middletown have received the WorkPlace’s Program Partner of the Year award for the support they’ve given those programs. (Photo by Sergio Escobar)

BRIDGEPORT – Two Housatonic Community College staff members have been honored by The WorkPlace for demonstrating outstanding commitment in supporting the organization’s programs.

Continuing Education Coordinator Joseph Jenecaro of Middletown and Workforce Development Coordinator G. Thomas Sheffer of Stonington received the Program Partner of the Year award for their efforts on behalf of the group. Jenecaro was nominated by the Workplace’s Health CareeRx Academy for the customer service he routinely provides in support of Academy programs that include Certified Nurse Aide, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Certified Professional Coder.

Sheffer, who heads HCC's Strategic Solutions Group, was recognized for his efforts in implementing the Renewable Energy Laboratory at the college. These efforts included developing and coordinating training courses in solar thermal, photovoltaic, and PV technical sales. These programs provide basic preparation for entry-level careers and career enhancement for solar current industry employees.

Continuing Education offers a wide variety of career courses and programs for both businesses and the public, while the Strategic Solutions Group offers customized job training courses and programs to area businesses.