CBL Foundation Gift Supports Quick Jobs With a Future

APRIL 10, 2014

CBL Foundation Gift Supports Quick Jobs With a Future



For the third consecutive year the Citizens Building and Loan Foundation has supported the "Quick Jobs With a Future" program at Greenville Technical College. The gift of $5,000 will provide tuition assistance to Greer area residents participating in the intense training program that gives people skills to enter career fields with current openings in the upstate.

Foundation CEO, Thomas Johnson, said, "With the rapid changes in the workplace too many people are without work simply because their skills don't match an employer's needs. We want to be a part of bridging that gap."  Quick Jobs Director, Steve Hand, said, "For many people who have been unemployed or underemployed for some time the small cost of tuition is a big obstacle. This gift will make it possible for up to a dozen people to get skills that will lead to employment."

In photo above, Les Gardner, Greenville Tech Foundation, receives the gift from CBL Foundation CEO Thomas Johnson. Included in the presentation are CBL Foundation Board members, from left to right, Ralph W. Johnson Jr., Benjamin B. Waters III, Laurens I. James Jr. Steve Hand, GTC Quick Jobs Director is in black sweater. Other CBL board members are Hayne P. Griffin Jr., W. Terry Dobson, and Paul J. Rogers.