The Greenville County Transition Cooperative, Greenville County Schools, and other community organizations invite you to join us for Passport to Success, a special event for Greenville County Schools’ 12th grade students with identified disabilities who plan to continue their education and/or training after high school.
Brian Denny didn’t think he could go back to work after he sustained a high level spinal cord injury (C3-C4).
Unable to move his upper or lower body, Brian uses a power wheelchair that he manipulates by blowing into a straw-like device called a sip and puff. It takes patience and determination, something that Brian has in great supply.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As Hurricane Matthew took aim at the Palmetto State, certified deaf interpreter Jason Hurdich stood next to Gov. Nikki Haley communicating the crisis as only he could.
This month, we recognize the significant progress our country has made for those living with disabilities, and we honor the lasting contributions and diverse skills they bring to our workforce.
Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
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.
SC Works Upstate and the VR Gaffney Area Office & Work Training Center will host a job fair at the Broad River Electric facility on October 18th, 2016.