PHILADELPHIA -- Tom Zaucha, president of the National Grocers Association, Reston, Va., is scheduled to speak to young people here today about careers in the supermarket industry as part of the President's Summit for America's Future.
America to help youths develop the skills needed to enter the retail food industry and other business sectors. Zaucha and Frank DiPasquale, NGA vice president of educational services, will discuss the NGA's Grocers Care program, operated in cooperation with the Department of Education, which is working to identify career opportunities for young people, determine the skills and training needed for those positions and prepare standards by which to measure job applicants.
A number of supermarket associations are involved with volunteer work on a national basis. The Food Marketing Institute, Washington, for example, will be presenting awards next month at its annual convention highlighting public-private partnerships as part of its program with the National League of Cities.
An FMI spokeswoman said association programs "highlight our members' efforts with respect to community involvement to encourage other companies and their employees to be involved."