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Monster.com teams up with local school district for workforce training

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Florence School District One has partnered with Monster.com to teach students how to better prepare for the work force.

"I would tell them it's a good class to take because it gives you a better overview of what you might be going through later on in life," said Salik Singletary.

Students, Faculty and Monster leaders say this program is not only equipping students with vital tools for the future, it's inspiring them to be successful. Resume writing and interview skills are just a few of the lessons included in the class from Monster.com.

"I was concerned about the quality of some of the resumes, and whether students were being put in the best position to be successful," said Jeremy Curley, Senior Director of North America Services for Monster World Wide.

Before the class was created, Curley used to do motivational speaking to schools in the area. Leaders of the company noticed students had set goals, but did understand steps necessary to achieve those goals.

Monster, Florence School District One, and The School Foundation joined forces and made this dynamic education possible for students.

Former students of the high school often credit the class with their job success.

Currently the class is being taught in three schools in the Florence School District One.

Wilson High School, South Florence and West Florence are all teaching students the "soft" skills needed for work place success.

There has been discussion to expand the program into other schools, however administration says they want to focus on making sure the program is impactful to students.

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