Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Each quarter, three outstanding employees are selected for Employee of the Quarter. One employee from each SC Works Trident Center are recognized for going above and beyond their daily duties. For the 2nd Quarter of 2012, Kim Self, Sophia Cornell, and Nicole Ashby were given the honors.
Kim Self is the Business Development Coordinator at SC Works Charleston, where she has worked since June 2011. Prior to that, Kim worked in re-employment services for the Department of Employment and Workforce. When asked what Kim thought about receiving the award, she stated, "It's a great honor to receive this award, and I am thankful for a wonderful team of co-workers." Kim enjoys hearing and seeing success stories from business customers and job seekers. When not working, Kim enjoys reading and spending time on the beach with friends and family. She also enjoys horseback riding, when she can find the time.
Sophia Cornell is a Workforce Specialist in the SC Works Berkeley Center. She was recognized for her exceptional customer service and was further recognized by multiple customers for her helpfulness and going above and beyond to assist them. Sophia also celebrated a victory with a new WIA customer. Mr. Timothy Smith began working with Ms. Cornell in July of 2012, and after some quality job coaching, he gained a full-time management position with a company in North Charleston.
SC Works Dorchester honored Nicole Ashby as its Employee of the Quarter. Nicole is a Program Representative in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) division with the Department of Employment and Workforce. As a program representative, Nicole assists individuals in the filing and reauthorization of UI benefits, conducts fact-finding investigations, and was recently appointed to spearhead a new initiative to put South Carolinians back to work.