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Greenville County Workforce Development

Meet Michael

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Workforce Challenge

Michael was laid off from his previous employer. Although he had a degree in Mechatronics, he was having difficulties obtaining employment. Through several interviews, he learned that he was missing a skill the employers were seeking: training in SolidWorks, a 3D Computer-Aided Design software.

Workforce Solution

Through assistance from Greenville County Workforce Development, Michael attended Greenville Technical College to obtain his training in SolidWorks. Michael also knew that employers could access On the Job Training funds to hire and train him. By knowing about the OJT program, Michael advocated for himself to identify employment opportunities during his interview process with Advance Manufacturing Systems, an area employer.

Outcomes & Benefits

As a small business specializing in conveyance, feed, & packaging systems, the owners found an OJT contract to be a unique opportunity to develop and train a new team member. The employer stated it has been a great experience receiving support from WIA/OJT and has allowed them to develop their new employee along with sharing what AMS is all about - a win-win for all parties.

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