Southwest CDC Introduces Director of Workforce Development, Torrie Garvin

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Southwest CDC is pleased to introduce our new Director of WorkForce Development.  Torrie will be responsible for developing workforce development programs to help Southwest residents find sustainable work making livable wages.  

Torrie Garvin, former Chief Operating Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City has over 20 years experience in Human Services; including 18 years of management experience in employment and training with ResCare Workforce Services as the Project Director for all Work First New Jersey programs. Leadership experience includes, but not limited to, providing oversight of all programmatic and operational workflow strategies, managing grant requirements that fund operations and leading the human resources efforts to building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive.

Over those 20 years, Torrie has partnered with multiple One-Stop offices throughout NJ including; the Mercer County Office of Employment and Training, Ocean County PIC and Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development. Through these partnerships, his responsibilities included developing multiple Job Readiness workshops for adults receiving public assistance, to help become self-sufficient. One of the many highlights of his career was developing a Teen-Works Plus program structured around Out-of-School Youth residing in Mercer County.

Torrie’s professional expertise includes extensive knowledge of the following Federal programs; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) programs and policies.

A husband and father of five, Torrie spends most of his free time with his family but makes a point to find time to volunteer for different youth organizations. 

For more information on workforce development at Southwest CDC, contact Torrie at 215.729.0800 x118 or 

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