September 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Atlantic City, NJ – The Garden State Employment and Training Association awarded Cumberland County Workforce Investment Director Allison Spinelli with the coveted Harry L. Wheeler Professional Service Award on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 during an awards ceremony in Atlantic City.
Freeholder Deputy Director Darlene Barber, who is also Liaison to the
County’s Workforce Investment Board, said “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Allison. She continues to strive for excellence through the high quality of programs offered, as well as through her willingness to be leader in partnerships and collaboration.”
The Harry L. Wheeler Professional Service Award is presented to a member of the Association who has made significant contributions to the Association and has demonstrated exemplary leadership within the State and local Workforce Development Areas.
Deputy Director Barber echoed the remarks made by the Association President, Eileen Higgins. The Deputy said, “Allison has earned a reputation as an innovator, partner and leader, not only on the local level but throughout the region and across the State. When the Board of Chosen Freeholders embarked on the project to construct a Center for Workforce and Economic Development on the Campus at Cumberland County College, she embraced the concept and quickly took a leadership role to ensure that the project came to fruition. Allison has also led the effort to create one of the largest designated workforce development areas in New Jersey. She championed the effort to expand the Cumberland/Salem partnership to include Cape May and this collaboration is working great. We are so pleased that the Garden State Employment and Training Association have recognized one of our County Stars.”
The Garden State Employment and Training Association was founded in 1975 as a private, not for profit organization. It has functioned as a forum for New Jersey’s Workforce Development Professionals to share their expertise and promote professional development. The mission of the Association is to provide leadership, and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of New Jersey’s workforce development system, its customers and its professionals.