CASSADAGA - Mike Pietrkiewicz from Fredonia was recently recognized for his outstanding efforts at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy. Pietrkiewicz is employed as an admissions counselor by the academy, responsible for recruiting, screening, and preparing youth from Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties for the Job Corps program. He also follows up to help ensure their success throughout their enrollment. In addition to his routine duties Pietrkiewicz regularly volunteers and assists with numerous student life activities. Pietrkiewicz has been employed by the academy since 2007 and has previously worked as a residential advisor.
He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, holding a bachelor's degree in history.
"I love helping students get into the program and watching them progress and grow throughout the process. It is quite rewarding to see someone make the necessary changes in their life and become successful," Pietrkiewicz stated.
Vincent Trippi, director of workforce development, reports that "Mike will do what ever it takes to make a student successful. He has the ability to bring the best out in our students."
The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy provides career technical training to young people age 16-24 to assist them in gaining employment in high demand occupational fields. Students enrolled in Cassadaga Job Corps will pursue careers in construction or healthcare and all students enrolled attend on full federal scholarship. Employment opportunities exist for any person seriously interested in building a career in working with young people.
For more information about Cassadaga Job Corps please visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov.
For information about employment opportunities with the Academy and Career Systems Develop-ment Co., the operator of the Academy, visit www.careersystems.com.