On April 28th the United Way partnered with the City of Rock Hill Weed and Seed program to present Connecting the Dots. Connecting the Dots focused on five key areas: job readiness, affordable housing, mental health care, affordable child care and public transportation. We are using the findings from the United Way community needs assessment to help us target the areas where we can have the most impact and advance our goal of empowering our residents. This initiative aimed to increase training and employment opportunities for individuals who are un-employed and under-employed.
The United Way believes that the development of a highly skilled workforce begins with training and access to opportunities. The goal of this event is to empower participants and to introduce them to opportunities that could produce skilled workers, increase productivity and improve retention, while offering workers the opportunity to earn higher wages and career advancement.
We had a great day and left motivated by the powerful words of our keynote speaker. We also had a host of other great speakers that share a wealth of knowledge with our guest.
A special thank you to our key sponsor South State Bank for helping make sure this event was successful.