(North Bergen—June 16, 2016) Bayonne resident Jeremy Lewan, a sophomore at High Tech, wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker during his history class and, to his great surprise, he received a reply letter from Pritzker herself, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
In Louis Minervini's history class, Lewan and his peers investigated the many departments that comprise the President’s cabinet. Lewan, assigned a class report on the Commerce Department, found himself engrossed in his subject.
“I learned all about the work of the Department and, more specifically, about the activities and accomplishments of Secretary Pritzker," says Lewan.
The Commerce Department, as Lewan learned, concentrates on the prosperity and well-being of the American people by ensuring that businesses have the necessary tools to grow, succeed, and furnish jobs for the population. Thoroughly impressed by Pritzker’s responsibilities, Lewan sent the Secretary a letter of appreciation.
“I was delighted when Mrs. Pritzker responded to me,” he adds. “She expressed her appreciation for my letter and encouraged me to pursue my interest in meteorology.”
Also in her letter, Pritzker informed Lewan that she has seen to it that “job-driven training [becomes] a top priority for the Department of Commerce.” Pritzker notes that the Commerce Department’s “Skills for Business initiative brings together private-sector, academic, economic, and Government leaders to collaborate and prepare workers for in-demand jobs.” Pritzker ended her letter by encouraging Lewan to apply to the commerce internship program once he enrolls in college.
|Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker|