“Years ago, with no training in manufacturing and desperate for a job, I convinced my company to hire me as a machine operator,” said Viedra Sullivan, HR Generalist for Advics Manufacturing. “I told them what I lacked in experience I would over compensate with the desire to be the best.”
Since that day, Viedra has continued to prove herself at Advics, getting promoted to lab tech, quality assistant, and then training coordinator, where she blended her passions for teaching with helping others.
“I had a desire to keep furthering myself. I attended every class to become a more effective trainer. I also applied for tuition reimbursement at my company and earned my bachelor’s degree with a concentration in human resources.”
Today, Viedra is the HR Generalist at Advics and has started offering voluntary leadership development classes for her peers. She said, “This past October, I graduated 25 people from my first session, who will be able to continue to grow with the company and contribute at a higher level.”
Viedra said, “I was out to dinner one night and ran into a co-worker. Her husband hugged me and thanked me for changing his wife’s life.” She continued, “It’s the impact my training makes on others and moments like these that I will never forget.”