CCTEC graduate, Alfredo Cortazar was enrolled in the automotive technology program and had a desire to work on diesel engines. CCTEC partnered with Samuel Coraluzzo, Co. & Torrissi Transport, LLC as they were looking to hire mechanics with aspiration to grow in the field. Alfredo began as an entry-level diesel technician, doing preventative maintenance during his senior year through CCTEC’s School To Work Program. His skill level progressed and his perseverance to excel in his career gave him the opportunity to land a permanent position following graduation. Robert Penza, owner of Samuel Coraluzzo, Co. and Torrissi Transport, LLC., held a surprise signing ceremony to welcome Alfredo as a full-time employee. Robert also provided Alfredo with a $1,000 check towards his tools.  Congratulations to Alfredo!  

From left to right: CCTEC auto-mechanics instructor Chris Scaruzzi, Alfredo Cortazar, Robert Penza, and CCTEC School To Work coordinator Tony Bermudez.  

Mr. Penza presents Alfredo with a job offer and a check for $1,000 to purchase tools.  

Cumberland County Freeholder George Castellini congratulates Alfredo.