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Changing Lives: Alex’s Story

photo of Alex at the SCDMV holding her employee of the month award


When Alex first visited the SC Works Career Center in Rock Hill, she was struggling to find her footing without family support.

Initially drawn to the idea of obtaining her commercial driver’s license, Alex embarked on a path of self-exploration while working with the SC Works team, discovering the possibility of a career in a professional office environment.

Through the Work Experience Program, Alex sharpened her Microsoft Office skills and eagerly assisted with day-to-day administrative tasks. Encouraged and guided by her mentors at SC Works, Alex soon took a bold step forward by applying for an opportunity with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV).

In April of 2023, Alex received life-changing news in the form of job offer, starting her new career as a License Examiner through the SCDMV’s on-the-job training program. In just six months, Alex was garnering commendations for her performance, earning the Upstate Employee of the Month Award in October 2023.

Having just celebrated her one-year employment anniversary, Alex’s once uncertain future is now brimming with promise. Her story is a testament to what can be accomplished when you mix determination and resilience with unwavering support.

Congratulations, Alex!