The Walterboro VR Office recently held a “signing party” to recognize the creativity and photographic skills of three of their staff whose photographs have been selected for display throughout the office.
The Gaffney VR Office recently held a “What to Wear” fashion show for clients. Staff members demonstrated a variety of appropriate attire for different jobs, including an office environment, a plant or production setting, a fast food establishment, and a restaurant.
The Beaufort VR Office hosted the Chamber of Commerce’s “Coffee with Colleagues” on August 19. During the event more than 40 representatives networked with VR staff and toured the Work Training Center.
The Spartanburg VR office was recently recognized by the Spartanburg City Council for their contribution to Project Educate. Project Educate received the Barret Larrimore Award, which honors organizations that work together collaboratively for the betterment of citizens in their counties.
Robert Truesdale, Business Development Specialist in the Camden area, is thrilled with the success of the 1st Annual Camden Area Business Cookout.
“We’ve hired ten percent of our workers through the VR SWAT program,” Jeff Mang, plant manager of HBD Thermoid, tells a group of business and community leaders during the 1st Annual Camden Area Business Cookout at the Camden Work Training Center on August 17.
...that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that students with a disability are provided with Free Appropriate Education (FAPE) that is tailored to their individual needs?
Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.”
More than 150 clients and visitors attended the Williamsburg Office Community Career Fair on June 29.
Photos from the graduation celebration at the Spartanburg Work Training Center in May for students who are VR clients.
The Richland Business Partnership Network (BPN) recently recognized several local employers for their participation in the office’s Quarterly Talent Fair.
Two former Lancaster VR clients have been chosen as Employee of the Month at Walmart.
Business Development Specialist Byron Smith recently graduated from Leadership Laurens County.
How to start a small business, leadership skills, job interviewing, self confidence. These are some of the things more than 150 students from around the state learned at VR over the summer.
... that each year more than 50,000 Americans with autism graduate from high school and that more than one-third do not work or continue their education while in their early 20s, according to a report from Drexel University.
In June the Laurens Office partnered with Piedmont Technical College to offer an OSHA Outreach 10-hour Safety Training class.
The Charleston Area Office held a Summer Institute for 22 transition students on June 22-23.
Students who attended the Bryant Center’s Summer Transition program in June participated in physical therapy, strength and stamina-building exercises, occupational therapy, work simulations, independent living activities, mock interviews, and other activities designed to prepare them for the transition from school to work.
The Lancaster Area Office sponsored a Lunch and Learn Meeting with VR Engineer Jonathan Cruce on June 27.