Member of the Month
Member of the Month — July 2021
Name: Jennifer Jurczak
Title: Learning for Careers Asst. / Instructor
Business: Polytech Adult Education
Hours: 8am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8am to 4pm
Phone: 302-697-4545 x 5693
Tell us about your business / organization: how did it begin; what are your services / products, etc.
Polytech Adult Education started as a great school that offers a wide range of career training programs. Polytech delivers training and classes to students from entry-level to professional development and continuing education. Offerings include workforce training opportunities in the areas of construction, maintenance, allied health, practical nursing, IT, early education, and supervision, as well as ESL, ABE, James H. Groves Adult High School, GED® prep. Polytech has been the primary source for Registered Apprenticeship instruction in Kent County for over 50 years and regularly provides customized programming for industry partners throughout the region.
Tell us about your role in your business / organization.
I work with the Learning for Careers program where we connect businesses with a pipeline of new talent through an internship program. Internships offer great value to students, allowing them to gain hands-on learning in a career setting. Interns are also paid for the work they perform, while remaining in a temporary status unless a job offer is extended during or at the conclusion of their work experience. My ideal goal is for the intern to transfer to permanent status and possibly even an apprenticeship.
Tell us something that makes your business / organization unique.
Polytech Adult Education is unique as school that works for you! Polytech offers, internships, apprenticeships, and professional training to support the needs of your company and employees. Our Career Services office can help you fill open positions by connecting you with students who have completed our programs and already earned their credentials.
How has the Chamber helped your business/organization grow?
Networking is key to get any information out to the business community. The Chamber has offered many opportunities for networking, relationships building, and opportunities to join great groups like the Marketing committee.
What is your best advice to other businesses / organizations?
Invest time training your employees, consider hiring a recent grad, and take advantage of the resources, grants, and other training programs that are available to you. Polytech Adult Education can help you with each of these areas and will work with you to establish immediate, short, and long term plans to address your workforce needs.
Do you want to be a future Member of the Month?
Enter your business card in the drawing at the
Any Sunset Business Mixer
Last Wednesday of the Month (see Event Calendar for details)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm