South Carolina
Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Preparing and assisting eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment

About Vocational Rehabilitation

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department provides an individualized array of services to help people with disabilities find employment. Many of our clients are highly motivated but need help developing work skills. After eligibility is established, each client participates in an assessment to determine which vocational rehabilitation services are needed to help the client prepare for employment.

The client is totally involved in the development of an Individualized Plan for Employment tailored to his or her abilities and interests.

Clients participate fully in all decisions made during the course of their rehabilitation.

More than 400 businesses and industries statewide work with SCVRD to prepare our clients for the workplace and hundreds more take advantage of their skills when they are ready.

Clients in our area offices and work training centers learn work skills and behaviors while performing contract work for local businesses. The businesses receive quality work at a reasonable cost while the clients improve their employability. When the clients are job-ready, employers look to SCVRD for job candidates who are trained in a wide variety of skills and have learned good work habits.

These new workers become taxpaying citizens, proud of what they have achieved and building fulfilling lives for themselves and their families.