South Carolina
Vocational Rehabilitation Department

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

Glisson soars at Boeing

Former VR client Heath Glisson is a manufacturing technician at Boeing South Carolina, where he helps assemble 787 Dreamliners.

“This is the best job I have ever had!” proclaims Heath Glisson.

Heath is a Manufacturing Technician at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, helping assemble 787 Dreamliners.

“Heath has many of the highest-valued traits that Boeing looks for in its teammates,” says Mayo Powell, Final Assembly Manager.

“I had been trying to find a job for a while and was getting really depressed. I was even losing motivation to look anymore,” recalls Heath. “My energy level was really low.”

Heath took the advice of a family friend and contacted SC Vocational Rehabilitation in August 2012.

“I lacked confidence in what I could do anymore,” he remembers. “It had been ten years since I graduated high school, so I felt like I had lost a lot of knowledge.”

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