Chattanooga Bakery Hires First Full-Time Apprentice

Friday, November 15, 2019
Antonio Moreno
Antonio Moreno

Through the College-Sponsored, Registered Apprenticeship program at Chattanooga State, Antonio Moreno became the first full-time Industrial Maintenance apprentice at Chattanooga Bakery. Mr. Moreno said, “I am excited about this opportunity to learn a new trade and begin a career with Chattanooga Bakery.”

“The entire process to get started has been great, and I could tell right away that Chattanooga Bakery is a family-friendly place that really supports their employees. I’m thankful to Chattanooga State and Chattanooga Bakery’s partnership to allow me to increase my skills and go to work at the same time,” said Mr. Moreno. 

“Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. is excited to begin the Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship journey with Chattanooga State Community College and our new maintenance apprentice, Antonio Moreno. Antonio’s passion for the program and his fit with our Company Core Values, were apparent to us in our first conversation with him. We believe the structured training approach, on-the-job learning experience combined with related training Instruction, will provide Antonio with the hands-on training and formal education necessary to propel his Industrial Maintenance Technician career with Chattanooga Bakery, Inc,” stated Robin Nunley, Workforce Development Specialist at Chattanooga Bakery.

Chattanooga Bakery is a fifth generation, family-owned business. The company makes over one million MoonPies a day at its Chattanooga facility.  MoonPies are available in three sizes (Original, Double-Decker® and Mini) and five everyday flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry). Brand distribution is national, with particular strength in the Southeast and Southwest. The brand can be found in the Grocery, Mass, Club, Drug, Convenience, Vending, Foodservice and Fundraising channels and a number of specialty retail outlets including Cracker Barrel, Tractor Supply and Bass Pro Shops / Cabelas. 

For more information about apprenticeship programs through Chattanooga State’s Economic & Workforce Development Division, call 423 697-3355.


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