Lakeland Bancorp: Bank awards $ 10,000 grant to Sussex County Community College – December 29, 2021

Oak Ridge, NJ – December 29, 2021 – Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that it recently awarded a $ 10,000 Community Impact Grant to Sussex County Community College (SCCC) to help support the new Power Lineman Program.

“When I learned, through my service on the Sussex Rural Electric Coop Board of Directors, that SCCC was starting a new electrical lineman program at the College, I proposed the program for the Sussex Rural Electric Coop. Lakeland Bank’s community impact, ”said Raymond Cordts, senior vice president, business development. . “This type of local and specialized training program will help fill the gap for skilled workers in this industry and provide a future pool of candidates in the community.”

“This generous donation from Lakeland Bank will be a great asset in starting the Power Lineman Program at Sussex County Community College, which is an incredible collaboration between the College, Sussex Rural Electric and Wallkill Valley High School,” said Jason Fruge, Dean of Technical Professions, SCCC.

SCCC’s technical career and education programs have a direct and lasting impact on the community, its citizens, businesses and economy – providing financial independence through quality education, promoting well-being through a sense of accomplishment and inclusion in the workforce. These programs support the advancement of an educated workforce, build confidence and self-esteem through professional development, team building, literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and a wide variety of educational initiatives.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Technical Studies Track recognizes work and experience while helping individuals prepare for career advancement or change. The program is designed to provide skills for personal, professional and community improvement and is highly individualized and flexible. Technical study credits can be earned for business, industrial, or military training programs, and graduates receive an associate degree in applied science upon successful completion of the program. The Power Lineman Program is uniquely designed to meet the demand for trained power linemen and students will gain skills to work for utility companies, electrical contractors, telecommunications companies, and local agencies / states.

The objectives of the Technical Career Program at SCCC are:

  • Formulate an educational plan designed to achieve a personal / professional goal.

  • Demonstrate an attitude of responsibility towards oneself, the employer and the community.

  • Advance in the career, building on the skills and competences already acquired

  • Display increased technical knowledge and skills.

  • Demonstrate the comprehensive mathematical, scientific, social and psychological skills necessary for personal career growth.

  • Present technical information in effective oral, written and technical form.

About the Lakeland Grant Process

The objective of the Bank’s Community Impact Grants program is to invest directly in eligible non-profit organizations whose main mission is to provide services that have an impact on the environment, social welfare, physical and / or mental of individuals, families and communities within the Bank’s Assessment Areas. The program is non-competitive and without public solicitation for nominations. Potential recipients and their programs are proposed for consideration for a grant based on an internal nomination process designed specifically for this program.

Courtesy photo: Lakeland Bank

Pictured, left to right: Stan Kula, Executive Director of the SCCC Foundation, Ray Cordts, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Lakeland Bank, Jason Fruge, Dean of Technical Professions at SCCC.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBAI), which has total assets of over $ 8.1 billion. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, NY, the Bank provides banking products and services to businesses and individuals. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, health service loans, asset loans, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and health services. cash management. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as the Best Bank in the State of New Jersey by Forbes and Statista, named Best Bank to Work for by American Banker and Best Companies Group, ranked 5 Star Bank by Bauer Financial, and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit for more information.

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