President’s Award Recipients


Industrial and Transportation Career Center and Corporate IT Division Receive President’s Award for Commitment to Quality

President Doug Cotter and Executive Vice President Paula Bailey presented the President’s Award for Commitment to Quality for 2018 to the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center (ITC) team and the Corporate IT Team on Wednesday, March 20. Now in its fourth year, the President’s Award evaluation includes metrics from the quarterly quality progress reviews and feedback from the corporate departments including Finance, HR, Training and PAVU.


Thanks to the dedication of Director Monique Cole, the managers, and the consistent efforts from all the staff members, the ITC team has claimed the President’s Award for the second year in a row. Funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Workforce1 ITC is located in Jamaica, Queens and has a sector-focused approach to workforce development. Each year the ITC successfully places up to 2,400 NYC residents, veterans and their spouses into full-time jobs paying over $10 in the transportation, manufacturing, construction, wholesale trades, waste management, and automotive mechanic and repair industries.


This year, Grant Associates’ executive team was also excited to recognize the Corporate IT team for their commitment to quality. Through Director Rakesh Dhingra’s leadership, the IT team has been building processes and using various metrics to ensure quality and make continuous improvements.


The ITC and IT teams enjoyed a catered breakfast, and each staff member will receive one extra PTO day. Congratulations to directors Monique Cole-Green and Rakesh Dhingra and their teams!