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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


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.

May
19
1:00 pm13:00

Public Servant Recognition Event

  • Rock Hill Area Office

This event is being held to recognize VR employees for the impact that they have on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina.

Lunch will be provided. This event is by invitation only.

For more information, contact Lana Griffin by phone at 803-366-9441.

May
18
11:00 am11:00

Chesterfield County Job Fair

  • Chesterfield County Courthouse

Industries, Employees, etc. that hire offenders will be available for Chesterfield County offenders.  They will be there providing information , services, and possible job leads.

Guests are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 17th.

For more information, contact Jack Swann by phone at 843-479-6100

May
18
10:00 am10:00

Worker's Compensation Counterpart Meeting

  • Richland Area Office

The goal of the event is to strengthen the partnership between the two agencies and attorneys in Richland County who serve injured workers.

Attendance is by invitation only. Snacks will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, May 11th.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Avian Jones by phone at 803-782-4239.

May
17
12:00 pm12:00

Business Advisory Council Meeting

  • IT Training Center

The agenda will include sub-committee meetings between council members and students for each curriculum, a full council meeting for open review of each curriculums status/progress/recommendations, and recognition of students completing the Business Applications Plus curriculum.

This event is open to the public, and members are encouraged to bring guests. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Princine Reid by phone at 803-896-6091

May
16
1:00 pm13:00

Public Service Recognition Event

  • Charleston Area Office

This event is being held to recognize VR employees for the impact that they have on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina.

Snacks will be provided. This event is by invitation only.

For more information, contact Latricia Carroll by phone at 843-953-0560.

May
11
11:30 am11:30

High-school/High-tech Senior Recognition (Greenwood High School)

  • Greenwood Area Office

This event is being held to recognize graduates and make them aware of the disability services available at universities, tech schools and colleges as they continue their education.

Attendance is by invitation only. Snack will be provided. RSVP by Monday, May 8th.

For more information, contact Pesha Benjamin by phone at 864-229-5827.

May
11
11:30 am11:30

Supported Employment Fair

  • Hartsville Memorial Library

Supported Employment provides ongoing employment support services to individuals with the most significant disabilities. Details about this service will be provided along with a question and answer time.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Bryan Atkinson by phone at 843-332-2262.

May
11
11:00 am11:00

Youth Services Graduation

  • Spartanburg Area Office

The event is being held to acknowledge the students receiving a certification of completion.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, May 8th.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Tim Geter by phone at 864-585-3693.

May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Project SEARCH Parent/Student Night

  • Lexington Area Office

The goal will be to meet and greet new students and parents, and welcome them into the Project Search internship program.

Dinner provided. Invitation only. RSVP by Tuesday, May 2nd.

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

May
9
10:30 am10:30

South Coast REENTRY Job Fair & Expo

  • Dorchester County Adult Education

Information will be provided on employment, education, legal issues, expungement, pardons and financial literacy. Discounted SLED checks will be offered onsite. Professional dress is required.

The Reentry Job Fair is a collaboration between interested employers, state and federal agencies, not-for-profits, and other vendors to provide information and resources to South Carolinians who are in search of gainful employment and who might also have a criminal background.  In the Reentry Job Fair, this partnership recognizes the critical role employment plays in helping individuals restore their lives and contribute meaningfully to families and community.

For more information, contact Michelle McDonald by phone at 843-761-6036.

May
9
9:00 am09:00

High-school/High-tech Senior Recognition (Emerald High School)

  • Greenwood Area Office

This event is being held to recognize graduates and make them aware of the disability services available at universities, tech schools and colleges as they continue their education.

Attendance is by invitation only. Snack will be provided. RSVP by Friday, May 5th.

For more information, contact Pesha Benjamin by phone at 864-229-5827.

May
8
10:00 am10:00

High-school/High-tech Senior Recognition (Ninety Six High School)

  • Greenwood Area Office

This event is being held to recognize graduates and make them aware of the disability services available at universities, tech schools and colleges as they continue their education.

Attendance is by invitation only. Snack will be provided. RSVP by Friday, May 5th.

For more information, contact Pesha Benjamin by phone at 864-229-5827.

May
5
11:00 am11:00

High-school Senior Lunch

  • Laurens Area Office

An Overview of youth services for students will be covered, including VR's job readiness training, job preparedness, and more. Several VR staff members will be presenting.

This event is by invitation only. Lunch is being provided. RSVP by Thursday, May 4th.

For more information, contact Nitoya Evans by phone at 864-833-4141.

May
5
11:00 am11:00

Sumter SHRM Meeting

  • Sumter Area Office

This event is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Tuesday, May 2nd.

To RSVP or for more information, contact David Trask by phone at 803-469-2960.

May
3
10:00 am10:00

Central REENTRY Job Fair & Expo

  • Dutch Square Mall

This event will provide information and resources to individuals with a criminal background who are in search of gainful employment. The goal is to help them restore their lives and contribute meaningfully to their families and community.

Guests are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Karren Hill Gordon by phone at 803-782-4239 or by email at KGordon@scvrd.net.

May
3
10:00 am10:00

Bounce Back Event

  • Florence 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.

Guest are welcome. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Friday, April 21st.

For more information, contact Libby Parker by phone at 843-662-8114 or by email at eparker@scvrd.net.

May
2
11:30 am11:30

AASHRM Meeting

  • Anderson Walgreens Distribution Center

Information on the VR/Walgreens partnership will be provided to area HR Managers, including the benefits Walgreens has seen from hiring job-ready people with disabilities. Information on other services, such as job retention, and training partnerships will  also be shared.

This event is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Dawn Hamelin by phone at 864-585-3693 or by email at dhamlin@scvrd.net.

May
2
9:00 am09:00

Youth Services Talent Fair

  • Oconee-Pickens Area Office

This event is for graduating students/clients in Oconee-Pickens County Schools. Lowe's and Walmart will be on site to provide applications and job search strategies for youth seeking employment with their companies.

This event is by invitation only. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Sheila Ford by phone at 864-882-6669 or by email at eford@scvrd.net.