Candace Pitts named Job Corps employee of the year

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 February 2023 at 8:58 am

Provided photo: Candace Pitts holds her award as employee of the year.

MEDINA – Iroquois Job Corps has recognized a dedicated employee for her ongoing efforts toward guiding students throughout their journey at the Job Corps center in the Town of Shelby.

Candace Pitts was recently named the Job Corps “Employee of the Year” for 2022.

Her honor is a result of selflessly altering her work schedule to help with getting students to and from their work-based learning jobs, according to Jen Barr, senior administrative assistant at Job Corps.

Pitts has gone above and beyond to make connections with communities for partnerships for the work-based learning program, Barr said.

“Ms. Pitts often has lines of students waiting for her outside her door and she makes time to talk to each one individually to address all of their questions or concerns,” Barr said. “The results she has achieved are impressive. We are grateful to have her as our compassionate and caring teammate who is always willing to go above and beyond.”