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5"8- C1, GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Sussex Tech, Rehoboth Outlets partnership wins tourism award Sussex Tech and Rehoboth Outlets accepted the Quality Ser- vice Program award from Gov. Tom Carper at the Governor's Tourism Conference held Oct. 19. The Sussex Tech Retail Training Program met and exceeded crite- ria set forth by the governor. The governor seeks to recognize pro- jects with employee training or in- centive programs which focus on hospitality and service; visitor hospitality awareness campaigns for targeted markets; and special services or solutions to unusual challenges such as labor shortages for seasonal businesses. Rehoboth Outlets is one of the top employers in southern Delaware. One of the Outlets' pri- mary marketing goals is to attract quality employees and manage- ment to their more than 140 stores, thereby offering excep- tional customer service. The Sus- sex Tech Adult Division's mis- sion is to increase economic de- velopment through education. By giving people the job skills they need to obtain jobs with longterm opportunities, they become eco- nomically independent citizens, improving the economy and building a larger tax base for the state and county. The goal of this program is to give local retailers job candidates who are career minded and trained in retail skills. Also, the program gives potential employees the skills they need to grow and succeed in the retail in- dustry. The partnership began when Sussex Tech Adult Division BBB offers awards program The Better Business Bureau in Delaware is conducting an awards competition to honor outstanding . businesses in Delaware. Winners of the local business award, the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, will be entered to compete in the National BBB Torch award com- petition conducted by the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Ar- lington, Va. "The purpose of this award is to honor businesses in our community that operate with integrity and adhere to high stan- dards of ethical business prac- tices," said Michael S. Uffner, chairman of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of Delaware. Nominations for the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics will beaccepte d through Nov. 23. Three companies will be honored: large, with more than 1,000 employees; mid-sized, with 100 to 999 employees, and small, with 1 to 99 employees. Individu- als may nominate companies lo- cated in the state for whom they work, own, or do business with, meeting the judging criteria set forth in the entry form. To request a form,, contact Better Business Bureau of Delaware, 1010 Con- cord Ave., Suite 101, Wilmington DE 19802, or call 302-594-9208. found that retail career positions are abundant, but there is an ex- treme lack of qualified applicants with the training and potential to grow in the industry. A curricu- lum was developed based on the National Retail Federations Skills Standards and feedback from area merchants. Sussex Tech submitted a proposal for JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act) funding to the Delaware Private Industry Coun- cil. Rehoboth Outlets manage- ment was approached regarding this program proposal and the partnership was formed. Rehoboth Outlets helped Sussex Tech in cosponsoring the program. Not only did Rehoboth Outlets pro- vide funding for the classroom, but they devoted their time and as- sistance to the program. Sussex Tech received JTPA funding for the first program year in 1997 and two training cycles were conducted with great suc- cess. Due to the program's suc- cess, Sussex Tech has again re- ceived funding for the program in 1998. The 322-hour certificate program lasts about 12 weeks. Classes are held in Rehoboth at the Comfort Inn. This enables stu- dents to take what they have learned in the classroom setting and apply the concepts firsthand in the field. Program participants are adults aged 18 or older who are commit- ted to a career in the retail indus- try. All applicants must be quali- fied through the Delaware Depart- ment of Labor. Candidates may have economic barriers, be dis- placed workers Qr unemployed. They may be looking for a career change. Past participants have come from many backgrounds, in- cluding banking, medical, light in- dustrial, teaching and others - it is not necessary to have experience in retail. The program is the first of its kind in Delaware. The unique" field assignments permit students to visit retail stores at Rehoboth Outlets, where store managers participate by giving grou pre- sentations on specific retail topics. Managers allow students to ex- plore their stores and ask ques- tions. Retailers in Sussex County, and in particular at Rehoboth Outlets, have hired from the pool of stu- dents in the program. "We are pleased to say that the programs' employment results have exceed- ed our expectations," said Lana O'Hollaren, marketing manager. Ninety-two percent of the students enrolled in the program graduated and received their certificates. Ninety-one percent secured em- ployment within 90 days after the class ended. One graduating stu- dent, a single mother of two, said, "The proudest day of my life was the day I called my social worker to tell her that I would no longer be needing AFDC assistance." She secured a management posi- tion with a local retailer and is building a rewarding career. EQUESTRIAN FARM 5-acre, 3-corral horse farm complete with riding rin, t0-stall state-of-the-art barn, a shop with three additional stalls, a 3 BR, 2 BA home and a 1 BR, 1 BA apartment. 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