Working with local area organizations is very much a part of Moretrench’s corporate culture, and this extends to area schools as well as non-profit facilities. Over the past year, Shop Manager Craig Sofio and HR Generalist Joanne Muccione have been instrumental in giving presentations, arranging a tour of the company’s facilities and shop, and initiating a Share Time program for students at the Morris County School of Technology (MCST). They were invited to join the school’s Carpentry Advisory Board in December, 2016, and were recognized with a High Impact Partner award at the school’s Spring Advisory Dinner held on June 6th. Mr. Sofio, himself a graduate of the school, was a keynote speaker at the Class of 2017 Commencement ceremony on June 16th, 2017.
From more than 30 applicants, three students were selected for the company’s first Share Time program, overseen by Mr. Sofio. They work alongside shop personnel for half a day, four days per week obtaining real life experience in aspects related to their vocational studies focus. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be associated with MCST,” said Sofio. “The Share Time began in January and is proving to be extremely successful. I give credit to Joanne Muccione who has been a driving force behind these initiatives. We both look forward to continuing our relationship with the school for years to come.”