SC Works Trainee, Finalcontrol, Inc.
After Michelle Hutcheson graduated from high school, she took some “normal high school jobs”— in services and retailer stores. For elevating herself in the workforce, she started searching for a “real” job with higher pay and more stability. Encouraged by her mother, who had enjoyed her work at Finalcontrol, Inc. for ten years, Michelle joined her mom and started working at the company, which specializes in providing industrial quality control for manufacturers. Under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, Michelle was enrolled in the On the Job Training program administered by SC Works in Charleston. She receives professional trainings while working full time, and is earning a decent salary without worrying about any debt.
She enjoys the fast-paced environment and the fact that she could work on different products from different manufacturers, instead of doing repetitive work every day. Working close to home is also beneficial for Michelle because she can enjoy more time with family and friends, save gas money, and come to the company quickly, if there are rush orders or extra work needs to be done.