Industry leaders come together in Oconee

(left to right): Mike Smith, Warehouse Manager Greenfield Industries; Carol Davis, Graphic Designer, Blue Mountain of Seneca; Eric Rothell, Owner, Blue Mountain of Seneca, present to industry representatives at VR’s Oconee Area Office.

(left to right): Mike Smith, Warehouse Manager Greenfield Industries; Carol Davis, Graphic Designer, Blue Mountain of Seneca; Eric Rothell, Owner, Blue Mountain of Seneca, present to industry representatives at VR’s Oconee Area Office.

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (VR) and the Oconee Economic Alliance hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at VR’s Oconee Area Office. Local industry representatives learned about the services VR provides, and how they can benefit from them to build a stronger and more diverse workforce. A tour of the work training center highlighted the hands-on training that clients receive through VR’s partnerships with local businesses. More than 25 industry leaders and employers attended the event, in addition to Senator Thomas Alexander and Representatives Bill Sandifer and Bill Whitmire.