Two years into her career using her Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate Program credentials, Lynn Rogers is programming her own destiny.

And her story now serves as an example of how Upstate individuals can use the Upstate Alliance’s Skill Up initiative to connect with 15 in-demand occupations accessible through short-term training available through the region’s four technical colleges.

Since completing the 16-week program at Piedmont Technical College, Lynn has launched a career that includes competitive pay, overtime eligibility, paid holidays and a path for advancement.