Fluor Foundation Scholarships Help Quick Jobs Students

AUGUST 31, 2018

Fluor Foundation Scholarships Help Quick Jobs Students



Left to Right: Luke Hardaway, Greenville Tech Foundation board member and HR business partner for Fluor Corporation; Sam Erwin, Greenville Tech Foundation board chair and regional president of IBERIABank; Charles McManemin, general manager, Greenville office, Fluor Corporation; Cheryl Wiggins, senior manager, community and public affairs, Fluor Corporation; Steve Hand, Quick Jobs director; and the Marcus family - Rosezanne and her husband, Russell, with Nathan and Abigail. 


The Fluor Foundation recently donated $27,500 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to be used for scholarship assistance for students participating in the Quick Jobs with a Future program.  The Quick Jobs program at Greenville Technical College provides intense, job specific training that prepares a student for entry into career fields with current openings in the Greenville market.  Students are able to enter their new careers after three weeks to six months of training.

The donation will allow for $7,500 in general scholarships, $7,500 in scholarships for women pursuing construction skills, and $12,500 to create scholarships for veterans. "Fluor has been a tremendous partner for our Quick Jobs programs for many years.," said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. "Their generosity has helped hundreds of students complete their training debt-free, many times within a few months, and enter or re-enter the workforce.  The impact that these donations have made goes well beyond the Quick Jobs training, transforming the lives of students and their families."

Rosezanne Marcus has benefitted from the Fluor Foundation's generosity. Married to a veteran, Rosezanne and her family moved five times over a three-year period. Though she had worked as a nurse, Rosezanne decided to take a break from her career and start a family. The scholarship allowed her to take an RN refresher course at Greenville Technical College and to be hired by Regency Hospital of Greenville, located at St. Francis Downtown. "Greenville Tech and the Fluor Foundation have allowed me to return to my first passion," she said. "Support from Fluor helps families like mine."