Spartanburg Poverty Simulator

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The Spartanburg Area Office partnered with the Upstate Workforce Investment Board and Goodwill to facilitate a Poverty Simulator at the Middle Tyger campus of Spartanburg Community college on October 12. A facilitator led the group through a variety of scenarios in which participants had to find employment, transportation and many of the services that VR clients also require. This eye opening experience helped to increase awareness of the hurdles that individuals encounter when seeking employment.