Kujawa, operations manager for the non-profit organization Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW), contacted Rob Behnke, chair of FVTC’s Truck Driving program, and the two individuals established a partnership that has since seen 17 students volunteer for Feeding America. Thirteen of the volunteers landed jobs as a result of the experience, four of them with Feeding America. Founded in 1982, the organization is the state’s largest food bank and has distribution centers in Milwaukee and Omro. Last year it distributed 14 million pounds of food to about 330,000 people.
“Product comes in, we sort through it, label it, do a quality check, and distribute it to food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, churches, and to anyone who prepares food for homeless or abused people,” Kujawa says. “Fox Valley Tech students volunteer and help a great organization with a noble cause. In return, we try our hardest to help them land jobs.”
Behnke shares Kujawa’s enthusiasm for the partnership. “It gives our students real-world experience and helps them build tremendous resumes at the same time,” he says. “It’s a great opportunity for them, and they’re helping people in the process.”
FVTC’s Truck Driving program consists of a 10-week course for Class A commercial drivers and a four-week course for Class B drivers. “They’re popular programs,” Behnke says. “We’ll be expanding to offer an evening program as well to accommodate more students.”
Meanwhile, Kujawa is extremely pleased with the FVTC students. “I can’t say enough about those students, Rob, and his staff,” he says. “It’s a win-win for all of us.”
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