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FDTC class helps homeless woman find job

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Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) Corporate and Workforce Development (CWD) division Manufacturing Skills: Pre-Employment class has helped a 27-year-old unemployed, homeless woman find a job, according to FDTC Director of Public Relations Clay Williams.

Williams said RaJendra Lunnon has accepted a position with Kelly Services, who has her starting with QVC in the very near future.

Lunnon decided to enroll in the class after finding herself without a job and a place to stay.

Williams said the Manufacturing Skills classes are designed to equip individuals who are jobless or underemployed with three valuable manufacturing credentials in a fast and efficient manner, providing them an opportunity to be prepared for employment quickly.

The course is offered each month and consists of 25 hours of certifications in Forklift Driving, Six Sigma Yellowbelt and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 for General Industry.

The class is offered during the day, but will be expanded this year to include evening sessions in an effort to accommodate individuals who are currently working and seeking an opportunity for a new career path.

The college partners with area industries in need of workers.

Officials said, in the last two days of each course, employers with hiring needs are invited to interview students for open positions they have within their companies.

The program provides quick training that will support workforce development and recruitment of employees for both Warehousing / Logistics and Food Production industries are currently being explored and developed, according to college officials.

To learn more about the Manufacturing Skills: Pre-Employment at FDTC, or, for a schedule of upcoming classes, contact CWD via email at Elizabeth.Shelton@fdtc.edu or call 843 413-2727.

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