CASSADAGA - The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy has recently hired a new human resources manager and promoted a current staff member to admissions counselor.
The moves come at an important time as the academy prepares to accept 30 new students and add a new Career Technical Training program. Rhonda Grover and Alicia Learn are now settling into their roles at the academy. Grover, hired as the human resources manager, brings many years of human resources experience with her to serve the staff of the academy, while Learn will bring her Job Corps experience and talents to recruiting and working with young people throughout Western New York as the admissions counselor.
Grover previously worked at the Carriage House Company, and was employed there as an human resources specialist for 16 years. As the human resources manager at Job Corps she will be responsible to help the academy fill vacant positions, assist with Employee Morale Association events, manage and inform staff of the benefits offered by the company and deal with the day to day business in the Human Resources department. Grover holds a B.S. in business management and economics with a concentration on human resources from Empire State College.
"I really liked the mission of Job Corps and the core values of the company," Grover said. "That was a definite factor in deciding to come here. I am really looking forward to helping our team grow and continue to be successful."
Grover resides in Forestville with her three children.
Learn has worked at the academy since 2011, and began as a human resources assistant. She has had the opportunity to work with staff from across the academy and gained important insight and knowledge about the Job Corps program, which she will now share with our community and young people learning more about Job Corps. She has a degree in business management and economics from Olean Business Institute.
"I am really looking forward to the opportunity to share with young people across Western New York what Job Corps is, and what it can offer," Learn said. " It is a fantastic opportunity to start a career for someone who is motivated, committed and ready to take on a challenge. My new role will allow me to work more closely with our students and staff, and I am also very happy about that."
The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy provides youth, age 16-24, who meet income and readiness guidelines an opportunity to train for a career in healthcare, construction or security. All students enroll free of charge and may enroll as a residential or non-residential student. The academy has a particular need right now for women enrollees and dorm staff. If you are interested in learning more about the Cassadaga Job Corps please visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov, or call Grover with staffing inquiries at 595-4218, or Learn with questions about admissions at 595-4298.