Industry

Clark Associates, Inc.

  • Business & Hospitality
  • Accounting & Business Administration
  • Architecture & Sustainable Design
  • Construction Management
  • Information Technology

With ever-changing tools and technology, preparing tomorrow’s workforce can be a complex undertaking. Thanks to the Corporate Tomorrow Makers program at Penn College, the relationship between industry and education is mutually beneficial. Students get scholarship opportunities and hands-on experience with equipment just like they’ll find in the field. Plus, industry partners get skilled professionals to fill in-demand positions. It’s a win-win for the future.

 

Clark Associates, Inc.

Meet Our Partner

Clark Associates, Inc. is a large multi-divisional company supporting the food service industry. They distribute over 350,000 products through their regional chain of stores, The Restaurant Store, and nationwide through the industry’s largest e-commerce company, WEBstaurantstore.com. Their design/build division completes large-scale foodservice renovations and construction projects throughout the country. With 4,500 employees and growing, Clark selects new hires based on character, work ethic, and passion for excellence.

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with Clark Associates, Inc.

HOW DID YOUR COMPANY FIRST CONNECT WITH PENN COLLEGE?

We have several Penn College alumni that now work for our companies.

WHAT QUALITIES OF PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE THEM STAND OUT FOR YOUR OPERATIONS?

Strong work ethic, passion for excellence, and integrity.

WHAT ASPECTS OF YOUR COMPANY ATTRACT OUR STUDENTS AND FUTURE STUDENTS TO JOIN YOUR OPERATION?

Our companies are growing quickly and offer employees unlimited career possibilities in a wide variety of fields. We hire on character and are willing to train the right people.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (AND PARENTS) WHO ARE CONSIDERING PENN COLLEGE?

Penn College offers a variety of options for students and really cares about preparing students for their futures. They don't just disseminate information, but rather prepare students for life.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BEST PREPARE THEM TO JOIN YOUR TEAM?

Know yourself and what you want to do. Understand that you are starting your career and be prepared to prove what you are capable of offering. Be prepared to ask questions and share your ideas.

Industry Connections

"Our relationship with Penn College is one of mutual benefit and sincere interest in helping students. We are a company with unending career opportunities and we have a strong desire to help Penn College in its mission to prepare students as they develop the skills needed to start a successful career.”

Randall McCarty

Executive Director, Clark Associates Charitable Foundation

Programs

Baking & Culinary

Do you dream of opening a restaurant or baking your way to success? We have a program to support your goals.

Accounting & Business Administration

Navigate the field of accounting or the diverse world of business by choosing a path that aligns with your career goals.

Construction Management

Take the lead in the boardroom and on the job site, running all types of construction projects from small to large.

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Make a lasting impact designing all kinds of spaces with industry-leading software including AutoCAD, Revit, Trimble Sketchup, and Adobe Photoshop.

Information Technology

Take the lead in a thriving career field that connects us all.