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June 22, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Labor & Industry Joins The GIANT Company, Higher-Education Leaders to Celebrate Innovative Program Upskilling Employees

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited a Harrisburg-area grocery store to celebrate the first group of The GIANT Company and Bake Crafters employees to successfully complete an innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers while they earn a paycheck. The project is supported by the PASSHE Foundation and a recent $250,000 Industry Partnership Grant from L&I.

The program is a partnership of The GIANT Company, Bake Crafters, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Shippensburg University, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, and SCPa Works, the South Central Workforce Investment Board.

Twenty employees - including floor managers, bakery managers, front-end managers, HR generalists and warehouse directors -- completed the program. Each learned valuable skills that are necessary to sustainable and growth-driven business practices such as increasing sales and asset protection; forecasting and increasing supply efficiencies; as well as practical techniques to become stronger and more inclusive leaders.

Speakers include:
Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, VP Team Experience, The Giant Company
L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier
Charles Patterson, President, Shippensburg University
Kim Corigliano, Program participant
Cynthia Pritchard, CEO, PASSHE Foundation



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, VP of Team Experience at The Giant Company, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, VP of Team Experience at The Giant Company, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>President Charles Patterson, President, Shippensburg University, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, VP of Team Experience at The Giant Company, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>President Charles Patterson, President, Shippensburg University, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Program participant Kimberly Corigliano, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Cynthia Pritchard, CEO, PASSHE Foundation, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Cynthia Pritchard, CEO, PASSHE Foundation, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Program participant Kimberly Corigliano, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Program participant Hector Montemayor, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20959_LI_Giant_WorkplaceDevelop_cz_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier, joined by The GIANT Company and higher-education leaders, celebrates innovative program to upskill agribusiness workers, in Linglestown, PA on June 22, 2022.