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Greenville County Workforce Development

Meet Marvee

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Workforce Challenge

As a high school graduate and a single parent of a one year old daughter, Marvee needed a fresh start, and was seeking better opportunities. She relocated from Philadelphia, PA to Greenville, SC, and moved in with her grandparents. She relied on her grandparents for support as well as transportation. Marvee was young, with limited work experience and job skills. She was searching for employment in the SC Works Center when she was referred to our Youth Gear Program.

Workforce Solution

Marvee's goals were to get a job and enroll in college to increase her career opportunities and create a better future for her and her daughter. She enrolled in the WIA Youth Gear program in August 2014, took her WorkKeys® assessment and scored a Gold, and passed her COMPASS test for college. During this time she also accepted a job at Columbia Farms and enrolled in the Accounting Program at Greenville Technical College, taking online courses.
Working in a chicken processing plant is not the best scenario she imagined, but, she was willing to do what she needed to obtain an income quickly and continue to job search for better opportunities. In March 2015 she was matched up with an employer for a Work Experience at the Law Enforcement Center in the Records Dept.

Outcomes & Benefits

In July Marvee was hired full time with benefits by the County Records Department. Her job involves scanning official documents into the County database. Her manager has many good things to say about Marvee and her work, including complimenting her attitude and customer service skills, both of which are critical for success in her new job! To have over 4000 pages to scan/index correctly with zero errors speaks volumes about her work. Marvee now has a driver’s license, car and housing for herself and her daughter. She is still doing well in school. We all are proud of her accomplishments!

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