Sep
28
9:00am 9:00am

Dillon County Information and "Take 5" Job Fair

  • Dillon County Vocational Rehabilitation Information (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will bring awareness to the Dillon County community of the services and location of Vocational Rehabilitation, and to become the first place people with disabilities turn to when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14th. 

For more information, contact Monica Ferguson or Andreca Faison-Curry by phone at 843-774-3691

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Sep
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Cherokee County Community Job Fair

This is a joint effort by several partners in Cherokee County with 1 goal and mission: to connect job seekers to employers in the area with job opportunities.

Veterans will be able to enter the Job Fair 30 Minutes prior at 4:00 P.M. Please have a Military ID or a copy of a DD214. General Public Enters at 4:30 P.M. 

For more information, contact MeLinda Osburn by phone at 864-489-3306

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

Spartanburg Area Youth Services Parents Nights

This event is to provide information to parents and guardians of students with physical and/or emotional barriers regarding the job market, vocational training and college. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, September 25th.

For more information, contact Yushica Padgett by phone at 864-585-3693. 

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Oct
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Abbeville Rehab and Wellness Lunch and Learn

This event will share an overview of our services and create a better partnership with Abbeville Rehab and Wellness that will facilitate referrals to Vocational Rehabilitation.  

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, September 15th. 

For more information, contact Janet Kelly at 864-229-5827. 

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Oct
25
10:30am10:30am

Lyman Job Readiness Training Center Grand Opening

We will be acknowledging many of the business partners, legislators, community leaders and others who helped make this facility possible.

Tours of Comprehensive Services area and Training Center begin at 10:30 A.M. Lunch will be served at noon.

Attendance is by invitation only. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 12th. 

For more information, contact Jennie Thomas at 864-249-8030

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Oct
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Veteran Career and Resource Fair

  • SC Works Greenville - McAlister Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will have a table to communicate directly to Veterans and others about Vocational Rehabilitation services. Vocational Rehabilitation is collaborating with SC Works, DEW, SC Army & National Guard, and estimated 85 vendors to host this event. 

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 26th. 

For more information, contact Bernard Jones at 864-414-9287. 

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Oct
27
9:00am 9:00am

Transition Student Carnival

  • Marlboro Area Office & Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will provide games and events that will be geared towards educating students of the importance of obtaining their education and its effect on successful employment. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, October 16th. 

For more information, contact Jimmy Bennett at 843-332-2262. 

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Oct
31
9:30am 9:30am

Greenwood Area Youth Career Exploration Day

  • Piedmont Technical College (Self Conference Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will provide a career exploration day for high school youth transitioning to college or the workforce. Activities and presentations will focus on next steps after graduation and exposure to various career paths. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 17th. 

For more information, contact Kayla Livingston at 864-229-5827. 

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Sep
22
9:00am 9:00am

Anderson Area Educators Breakfast

This is an annual event for school districts, administration, guidance counselors, teachers, and area agencies to discuss Vocational Rehabilitation and Bryant Center evaluation services, and discuss future transition events. 

Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, September 8th. 

For more information, contact Suzanne Knight by phone at 864-224-6391. 

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Sep
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Substance Abuse Support & Education Groups

  • Vocational Rehabilitation, Lyman Office, Training Center & Comprehensive Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is hosting a Substance Abuse Support & Education Groups on Thursday nights, from September 21st through December 28th, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at its Bryant Center, located at 180 Groce Rd, Lyman, SC 29365. 

This event will assist substance abuse clients with overcoming addiction, assistance with finding and/or keeping a job while maintaining sobriety and support sessions regarding substance abuse. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 20th. 

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

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Sep
14
9:00am 9:00am

Berkeley-Dorchester Area Summer Job Fair

  • Berkeley/Dorchester Area Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Businesses will conduct on site interviews with clients one on one to determine their fit for the company/position. 

For businesses who wish to attend: a light Breakfast/snacks will be provided. RSVP by Friday, September 1st.

For clients who wish to attend: RSVP to your local counselor or Wendy May (see below).

For more information, contact Wendy May by phone at 843-761-6036

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Sep
13
9:00am 9:00am

DJJ Meeting

  • South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will meet and discuss the needs and resources available to help the youth in this area who are being served by the Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Saturday, September 17th. 

For more information, contact Tammy Strickland at 843-354-5252. 

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Aug
30
9:00am 9:00am

Aiken Area Bounce Back Event

This event will educate and provide resources for clients with criminal backgrounds to assist in finding competitive employment. We will have speakers from SC Works, Solicitors office, SC Legal Services, Aiken Technical College, Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Fatherhood Coalition and Austin Wilkes.  

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, August 14th.

For more information, contact Keya Perrin by phone at 803-641-7640. 

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Aug
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Greenwood Area Business Partnership Network Event

The event will be a lunch and learn held at the Greenwood Area VR office. Representatives from the Department of Employment and Workforce will be speaking on the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits and the Federal Bonding Program. This outreach is being provided to increase employer awareness of opportunities available to them to expand their workforce by utilizing these resources.  All area employers are encouraged to participate.  Please contact us to join our Business Partnership Network and participate in our events.

All area employers are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 3rd.

For more information, contact Stacie Smith by phone at 864-229-5827. 

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Summer Institute

The Conway transition team is hosting a two day summer institute designed to assist students with preparing for employment through team building activities, job preparedness instruction, and career exploration.  On Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Myrtle Beach Bowl, the students will focus on team building exercises and the importance of maintaining a balance of work and leisure. On Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, students will spend the day at Huntington Beach State Park learning about the various careers and how the park maintains its natural habitat. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, July 21st.

For more information, contact Amanda Butler by phone at 843-248-2235. 

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Transition Summer Institute

The Conway transition team is hosting a two day summer institute designed to assist students with preparing for employment through team building activities, job preparedness instruction, and career exploration. 

On Thursday August 10th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Myrtle Beach Bowl, the students will focus on team building exercise and the importance of maintaining a balance of work and leisure. 

On Friday, August 11th, students will spend the day at Huntington Beach State Park learning about the various careers and how the park maintains its natural habitat.  Lunch will be provided at the State Park via a staff prepared cookout. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, July 21st.

For more information, contact Amanda Butler by phone at 843-248-2235. 

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Aug
10
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Institute

This event will expose students to local jobs and encourage them to go after those typical teen jobs to gain work experience while still in school. The cinema has recently reopened in Walterboro and is the closest one for many neighboring counties. Students will go to Ireland Creek Cinema to tour the projection area and learn about jobs that are available in the facility, and then watch a movie. When finished at the theater, everyone will travel to Dukes BBQ for lunch. Following lunch, all will return to the area office for discussion time. 

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, July 21st.

For more information, contact Lynn Marcom by phone at 843-538-3116. 

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Aug
9
9:00am 9:00am

High School/High Tech Summer Institute

An informative day regarding careers for students. We are planning a tour of a manufacturing business and will have guest speakers from the medical field and Trident Technical College Continuing Ed department.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 2nd.

For more information, contact Rhiannon Hundley by phone at 843-761-6036. 

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Aug
9
9:00am 9:00am

Water Treatment Plant Tour

The Anderson VR team will transport students to and from the Anderson Water Treatment Center to tour the facilities and gain exposure to what careers are available in this industry.

Attendance is by invitation only. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 27th.

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

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Aug
9
9:00am 9:00am

Appreciation Breakfast

This appreciation breakfast and awards ceremony is for all employers that worked with students this summer, and the students and parents that participated.

Breakfast 09:00-Until Completion - Individuals can continue to eat while we start.
09:15-09:20 - Welcome
09:21-09:35 - Student Speakers
09:36 -09:45 - Employer Speakers
09:46-10:00 - VR Reps
10:01- 10:20 - Provide Certificates to Employers
10:20-Finish - Thanks

Attendance is by invitation only. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, August 4th.

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

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Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Alcohol and Drug Counterpart Meeting

Agenda

  • Overview of SCVRD, its mission and challenges
  • SCVRD criteria for establishing eligibility for services
  • Introduction of SCVRD staff assigned to provide services to individuals, and a review of SCVRD’s array of services to include the Vocational Rehabilitation Treatment Centers
  • Overview of your business/agency
  • Introduction of your business associates in attendance, their roles and responsibilities
  • Identification of desired feedback, content and frequency

Attendance is by invitation only. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, August 4th.

For more information, contact Avian Jones by phone at 803-782-4239. 

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Aug
3
11:00am11:00am

OH YEA Graduation

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. 

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Jul
31
to Aug 11

Summer Youth Program (session 3)

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.

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Jul
31
to Aug 11

Summer Institute

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. 

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Jul
28
9:00am 9:00am

Bounce Back Event

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 14th.

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

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Jul
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch & Learn

This event will familiarize DSS staff with job retention services and the VR referral process. The speakers will be counselor Wilbur Wallace and business development specialist Stephanie Greene.

Attendance is by invitation only. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 26th.

For more information, contact Wilbur Wallace by phone at 843-538-3116. 

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Jul
27
8:30am 8:30am

Summer Institute

Clients will tour the Komatsu manufacturing facility and Newberry College to expose them to educational and employment opportunities, with discussion afterwards.

Attendance is by invitation only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, July 24th..

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

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