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Goodwill's eNewsletter for Community Leaders & Supporters

Goodwill's eNewsletter for Community
Leaders & Supporters - November 2015

Derek Small Named ACF VP

DEREK-SMALL-1.pngGoodwill’s own Derek Small, Culinary Operations Manager, has been elected Vice President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).  He was nominated by the organization’s Board of Directors and its membership was eligible to vote. A nominee must be an ACF member in good standing and must have held a board position in the past. Derek will serve a two-year term, beginning in January 2016.

Duties of the office include (but are not limited to):
-presiding at meetings in the absence of the president
-filling the office of president if it becomes necessary
-being responsible for physical property of the chapter
-being responsible for chapter fundraising.

Everyone at Goodwill is very proud of Derek and wishes him well as he accepts this well-deserved office. Congratulations, Derek!

Goodwill Culinary Institute Gets Grant from MillerCoors

The Development Department is excited to announce that we have received a $25,000 grant from MillerCoors to support Goodwill’s Culinary Institute (GCI). GCI gives students an opportunity to receive on-the-job instruction, learn new technical and soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace and have the opportunity to practice work in our own operations every day at Café 1919 at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training.

“We are delighted to provide financial support to Goodwill’s Culinary Institute. MillerCoors has a deep sense of responsibility and a long tradition of supporting community-based initiatives.  It is important to us to dedicate resources to improving the environmental and social conditions in our communities,” said Tami Scully Garrison, Community Affairs, MillerCoors. “The skills students learn in this program are demanded by all employers and will help individuals gain confidence and skills needed to be successful professionally and personally.”

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the growth in the number of food preparation and serving positions is expected to increase 24% between 2010 and 2020.  We are so appreciative for MillerCoors’ support of our programs to be able to continue to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue a career in the hospitality industry and help employers find work-ready employees.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

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Tel: (312) 994-1440