Brunswick, Ga. – King & Prince Seafood, one of the world’s most innovative food manufacturers, and Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s number-one workforce training organization, today announced plans to train and develop the company’s 150 new full-time employees.
“Helping global businesses put down roots and thrive in Georgia is always a pleasure for us,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner for economic development programs and head of Quick Start. “Georgia’ food industry is the state’s largest manufacturing sector, and we’re honored to help King & Prince Seafood contribute to its successes.”
King & Prince Seafood is partnering with Quick Start to support the company’s significant business growth in its Brunswick, Ga., facility. Here, employees process a broad portfolio of products, including fish, shrimp, calamari, crab, surimi and seafood blends. Quick Start is developing job-specific training in King & Prince’s high-tech processes including safe equipment operation, sanitation, equipment controls, and packaging. Altamaha Technical College, a third partner in the training agreement, will work with King & Prince Seafood in the long term, to support ongoing learning and development needs. “Altamaha Technical College congratulates King and Prince Seafood on their growth in Brunswick,” said Lorette M. Hoover, President of Altamaha Technical College. “We are pleased to engage in this training partnership with the company and Georgia Quick Start.”
“This partnership is about equipping local community members with viable employment and cutting-edge, competitive job skills,” says Scott Sullins, King & Prince Seafood’s Senior Director of Operations. “King & Prince Seafood is engaging the greater Brunswick community in the growth of our business, and Quick Start provides the learning and development expertise needed to meet and sustain this growth.”
The Quick Start training agreement was developed based on a project study conducted at the Brunswick facility and assists King & Prince Seafood in upgrading skills and enhancing expertise of its employees in the greater Brunswick area.
About King & Prince Seafood:
King & Prince Seafood, a division of Nissui, the second largest seafood company in the world, has adopted the Global Standard for Food Safety, the benchmark for best practices in the food industry; achieved certification according to BRC Standards; and was graded A for their food safety and quality systems in their Brunswick, GA facility. King & Prince has over 60 years of experience in delivering quality seafood, services an impressive portfolio of customers and has won the Darden Distinguished Supplier of the Year award for their service to Red Lobster.
About Georgia Quick Start
Quick Start is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed economic development program that provides customized workforce training at no cost to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than 1,019,249 employees through 6,394 projects with a broad range of industries.
About Altamaha Technical College
Altamaha Technical College’s economic development division provides customized training for business and industry. The training provided is specifically designed to meet the organization’s standards of quality and performance.