May
25
Jun 29

Substance Abuse Support and Education Groups

  • Bryant Center

These meetings will be supervised by counselors to assist clients with overcoming addictions, finding and/or keeping jobs while maintaining sobriety, and provide support sessions regarding substance abuse.

This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 24th.

For more information, contact Barbara Thompson by phone at 864-249-8030.

Jun
26
Jun 28

Three-Day Summer Institute

  • Florence Area Office

The event will provide exposure to students about careers and roles in forensic science.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 23rd.

For more information, contact Xavier Sams by phone at 843-662-8114. 

Jun
26
9:00 am09:00

2017 Summer Institute - Session 2

  • Lexington Area Office

Transition students enrolled in Summer Institute will have a chance to create vision boards. The purpose of students creating vision boards is to help them clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, June 19th.

For more information, contact Sade Pugh by phone at 803-896-6333.

Jun
26
12:00 pm12:00

Healthcare Business Partner Network Meeting

  • Camden Area Office

We will discuss the benefits of VR and have Kesha Hayes from Professional Development & Training Services to present their offerings. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, June 19th.

For more information, contact Emily Catoe by phone at 803-432-1068.

Jun
29
3:30 pm15:30

Business Partner Meeting

  • Aiken Area Office

This event will focus on success stories, and feature both current business partners and former clients as guest speakers.

Attendance is by invitation only. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday, June 23rd.

For more information, contact Sara Wilson by phone at 803-641-7630

Jul
11
Jul 13

Summer Institute

  • Rock Hill Area Office

The event will provide interactive learning experiences, integrating science and math curricula with information and technology.  Through various simulations, scenarios and activities, students will develop skills in decision making, teamwork, problem solving, and communication.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, July 7th.

For more information, contact Annette Vasher by phone at 803-327-7106. 

Jul
11
Jul 12

Youth Services LUAU

  • Williamsburg Work Training Center

Both events will focus on parental/guardian involvement regarding VR services, work experiences, post high school training & services, and industry tour. This will help to get parents involved and to know the benefits of VR services while their child is in school and post high school. Visitation by local technical schools and short-term trainings will take place, as well as a local tour headed by Business Development Specialist David Wiggins.

Attendance is by invitation only. Food will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, July 3rd.

For more information, contact Kenndra Brown by phone at 843-354-5252.

Jul
12
Jul 13

Two-Day Summer Institute High School High Tech

  • Rock Hill Area Office

Visit the Frances Marion University Campus and learn about the university which offers an excellent learning experience in a small environment.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 30th.

For more information, contact Annette Vasher by phone at 803-327-7106. 

Jul
13
11:00 am11:00

OH YEA Graduation

  • Beaufort Area Office

Students participate in pre-employment transition services, which provides them with post secondary education exploration, workplace readiness workshops and instruction of self advocacy.  Event will conclude with graduation celebration.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 6th.

For more information, contact Latoshia Manigo by phone at 843-522-1010. 

Jul
17
Jul 28

Summer Youth Program (session 2)

  • Bryant Center

This event will provide information and activities related to physical therapy and exercise, occupational therapy, and work-related training for groups of youth from across the upstate region.

Session 3: July 31st - August 11th

Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Transportation is available upon request.

Attendance is by invitation only. RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Iyonia Simmons  by phone at 864-249-8030.

Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

What's My Next Step?

  • Anderson Area Office

Students will learn about options to further their education via Adult Ed and Tri-County Tech, as well as how to effectively budget their money. In addition, they will learn socialization skills during lunch, and participate in activities to utilize those skills.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, July 10th.

For more information, contact Marian Smith by phone at 864-224-6391.

Jul
25
Jul 27

Summer Institute

  • Sumter Area Office

Each day's activities will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 2:30 pm.

This series of events will begin with an introduction to the health field during a tour of Palmetto Health Tuomey. The students will also tour Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter Regional Detention Center. The last day will be spent on the challenging ropes course of the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School in West Columbia.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided each day. RSVP by Wednesday, May 31st.

For more information, contact Sharon Beauford by phone at 803-469-2960

Jul
28
9:00 am09:00

Bounce Back Event

  • Conway Area Office

This is a free informational seminar designed to help individuals with criminal backgrounds learn more about the available community resources and programs, enabling them to successfully transition back into society. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 6th.

For more information, contact Amy Loft by phone at 843-248-2235. 

Jul
31
Aug 11

Summer Institute

  • Gaffney Area Office

This six-day event will provide community work experience for transition students along with JPI classes and business tours. Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00 pm each day.
July 31st, Aug. 2nd, and Aug. 4th - 9:00-12:00 - Job try outs in the Community
Aug. 7th - 9:00-12:00 - Interviewing/Budgeting/Work Etiquette JPI Classes
Aug. 9th - 9:30-11:00 - Rite Aid Distribution Tour
Aug 11th - 9:30-12:00 - Carowinds Job Tour

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 30th.

For more information, contact Mica Duncan by phone at 864-489-3306. 

Jul
31
Aug 11

Summer Youth Program (session 3)

  • Bryant Center

This event will provide information and activities related to physical therapy and exercise, occupational therapy, and work-related training for groups of youth from across the upstate region.

Session 3: July 31st - August 11th

Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Transportation is available upon request.

Attendance is by invitation only. RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Iyonia Simmons  by phone at 864-249-8030.

Aug
3
11:00 am11:00

OH YEA Graduation

  • Beaufort Area Office

Students participate in pre-employment transition services, which provides them with post secondary education exploration, workplace readiness workshops, and instruction of self advocacy.  Event will conclude with graduation celebration.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 27th.

For more information, contact Latoshia Manigo by phone at 843-522-1010. 


Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

DJJ Quarterly Event - Marion

  • Marion County DJJ

This event will increase students’ knowledge of local businesses available for employment and local temporary agencies that can assist with transition into the local economy.

  • Agenda: 
    • Welcome
    • Presentations: - 3 businesses
    • Olsten
    • Local Police/Sheriff Dept
    • Questions
    • Close

Attendance is by invitation only. Food/snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th.

For more information, contact Tabitha Hennagan by phone at 843-774-3691.

Jun
21
12:00 pm12:00

Summer Institute

  • Spartanburg Area Office

This event will strengthen Youth Services partnerships.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Friday, May 26th.

For more information, contact Barbara Rhodes by phone at 864-585-3693.

Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

2017 Summer Institute - Session 1

  • Lexington Area Office

Transition students enrolled in Summer Institute who are interested in post-secondary education will have an opportunity to tour the University of South Carolina.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th.

For more information, contact Sade Pugh by phone at 803-896-6333.

Jun
20
12:00 pm12:00

Business Partnership Network Meeting

  • Richland Satellite Office & Work Training Center

This event will provide an opportunity for existing BPN members to interact with one another as well as forge relationships with new ones.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 15th.

For more information, contact Karren Hill Gordon by phone at 803-782-4239

Jun
20
9:00 am09:00

Summer Institute

  • Lexington Area Office

Palmetto Health will be on hand to discuss career paths in the healthcare field and conduct mock interviews.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, June 5th.

For more information, contact Sade Pugh by phone at 803-896-6333.

Jun
19
11:00 am11:00

Summer Youth Services Event

  • Greenville Area Office

Topics to be covered include resume building, soft skills development, counseling on post-secondary education, internships, job shadows, job tryouts and job search skills.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 9th.

For more information, contact Nina Nicholson by phone at 864-603-5941

Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Pathways to Success - Marion County

  • Marion Opera House

This event will increase awareness in the community of local agencies and the services they provide.

  • On the agenda: 
    • Welcome
    • Words from local Leadership
    • 3-5 min Information Bursts: 10 local agencies/county businesses
    • Table Break out for further information on agencies and local assistance
    • Questions
    • Close

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7th.

For more information, contact Belinda Rogers by phone at 843-774-3691.

Jun
15
9:30 am09:30

Bounce Back Event

  • Marlboro Area Office

Agenda
9:30 to 9:45 - Sign in and Registration
9:45 to 10:00 - Welcome/ Introduction, Mrs. Tillette Scott, Area Supervisor
10:00 to 10:30 - Community Resource Briefings
10:30 to 10:45 - Stephen Patterson, SPICE Coordinator
10:45 to 11:00 - Break
11:00 to 12:20 - Breakout Session
12:20 to 12:30 - Closing

This event is open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Jack Swann by phone at at 843-47-6100.

Jun
14
Jun 16

Summer Institute

  • Charleston Area Office

This will be a three day event providing information on the benefit of Job readiness training and the development of interviewing skills and work etiquette.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided each day. RSVP by Thursday, June 1st.

For more information, contact Marquita Murdaugh by phone at 843-740-1600

Jun
14
9:00 am09:00

Summer Institute

  • Rock Hill Area Office

Twenty-two students and their chaperones will visit the Discovery Place Museums in Charlotte, where science is brought to life with hands-on interactive exhibits, activities and experiments.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Camechia Johnson by phone at 803-327-7106

Jun
14
9:00 am09:00

Bounce Back Day

  • Greenville Area Office

This event will focus on the services available to VR clients with criminal backgrounds. The goal is to restore communities by restoring lives.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, June 7th.

For more information, contact Tammy Galindo by phone at 864-297-3066.

Jun
13
10:00 am10:00

What's the Next Step?

  • Anderson Area Office

This event is for non-diploma students who recently graduated or dropped out. The purpose is to help them learn about the next steps after high school such as obtaining their GED, continuing in their education, quick job certifications and budgeting skills. We want to provide encouragement through activities and icebreakers on how to apply information learned.

Guest speakers from Anderson County Adult Education, Tri-County Tech and TD bank will be on hand.

Attendance for this event is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 6th.

For more information, contact Berdina Hill by phone at 864-224-6391

Jun
13
9:30 am09:30

Project SEARCH Introduction & Activity

  • Greenville Area Office

Interns will tour work training centers and participate in team building activities in preparation for a Project SEARCH internship. Program expectations will be addressed. Hospital representative will accompany participants on all activities.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Jennifer Richardson by phone at 864-297-3066.

Jun
13
9:00 am09:00

Transition Summer Institute

  • Rock Hill Area Office

Thirty student clients and 4 chaperones will be visiting Historic Columbia. They will be introduced to Columbia's past, present and future, and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Elissa McPhail by phone at 803-327-7106

Jun
12
Jun 23

Summer of Exploration

  • Richland Area Office

Join us as we:

Focus on work experiences
Explore post-secondary education/training
Participate in campus tours
Visit area businesses

For the remainder of the summer, the students will:

Take part in Job try-outs
Build their resumes

For more information, contact Jessica Pooser by phone at 803-782-4239.

Jun
12
Jun 23

Summer Business/College Tours

  • Richland Training Center

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is hosting Summer Business/College Tours for area students from Monday, June 12th to Friday, June 23rd (see schedule below). Participants will depart each morning from the Richland Training Center, 201 Corporate Park Boulevard, Columbia, SC, 29223.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, May 26th.

For more information, contact Andric McNeil by phone at 803-786-0495

Jun
9
12:00 pm12:00

Spartanburg Hispanic Alliance Meeting

  • Lyman Office

Service providers and business partners will meet to discuss methods of collaborating as a County to increase outreach efforts to the Hispanic community.  Tours of The Lyman office, training center and comprehensive services will be offered and potential partnerships will be discussed.

This event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, June 8th.

For more information, contact Cristina Lester by phone at 864-249-8030

Jun
8
10:00 am10:00

End of School Year Event - Dillon

  • Dillon Sub Office
  • Planned discussions include:
    • Explanation of Summer Services (work experiences & expectations, transportation)
    • Career Activity
    • One on ones with Parents and Students (update information)
    • Questions & Answers

Attendance is by invitation only. Food/snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Tabitha Hennagan by phone at 843-774-3691.

Jun
8
9:00 am09:00

Summer Institute

  • Oconee-Pickens Area Office

The Summer Institute is an event for students with disabilities from Oconee and Pickens County. The day will start with a tour of Koyo Bearing (manufacturing) and then a visit to Sweet Retreat (recreation). A full day of education, empowerment, and engagement is expected.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, May 25th.

To RSVP or ask questions, please contact Dan Alexander by phone at 864-882-6669.

Jun
6
10:00 am10:00

End of School Year Event - Marion

  • Marion County DJJ
  • Planned discussions include:
    • Explanation of Summer Services (work experiences & expectations, transportation)
    • Career Activity
    • One on ones with Parents and Students (update information)
    • Questions & Answers

Attendance is by invitation only. Food/snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Tabitha Hennagan by phone at 843-774-3691.

Jun
5
12:00 pm12:00

Fourth Quarter Wellness Event

  • Lexington Area Office

The Lexington Area office will conduct an office wide information sessions on fresh and healthy alternatives to regular lunch options. The goal is to improve productivity, change attitudes and generate more camaraderie in the work setting.

Snacks will be provided. This event is by invitation only. RSVP by Monday, May 8th.

For more information, contact Valentina Quetglas by phone at 803-896-6333.

Jun
5
Jun 16

Summer Youth Program (session 1)

  • Bryant Center

This event will provide information and activities related to physical therapy and exercise, occupational therapy, and work-related training for groups of youth from across the upstate region.

Session 1: June 5th - June 16th

Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Transportation is available upon request.

Attendance is by invitation only. RSVP by Friday, June 2nd.

For more information, contact Iyonia Simmons  by phone at 864-249-8030.

Jun
2
9:00 am09:00

Bounce Back Event

  • Oconee-Pickens Area Office

Information on employment, education, legal issues, expungement, pardons and financial literacy will be provided. The goal will be to help individuals with disabilities who have a criminal background to seek competitive employment.

This event is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, May 19th.

To RSVP or ask questions, contact Sheila Ford by phone at 864.882-6669.

Jun
2
9:00 am09:00

Talent Fair

  • Jonesville Sub Office

Representatives from Dollar General Distribution Center will be on site to complete applications and conduct interviews.

Attendance is by invitation only. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 30th.

For more information, contact Janet J. Andrews by phone at  864-475-5000.

Jun
2
9:00 am09:00

Youth Services Meeting

  • Anderson Area Office

This event will focus on making plans with all job coaches and all school districts for students who will be working in the training center this summer, as well as students who will be coming to the training center from the schools during the 2017-2018 school year.

Attendance is by invitation only. Food will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 30th.

For more information, contact Renee Murdock by phone at 864-224-6391.

May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Project SEARCH Graduation

  • Spartanburg Area Office

Certificates will be presented to graduates to highlight their achievements.

Attendance is by invitation only. Dinner will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, May 17th.

For more information, contact James Rice by phone at 864-585-3693.