Ground breaking at Seneca VR

(left to right): Brandon Jones, Project Manager at Marsh/Bell Construction Company; Brian Thomas, Architect at DP3 Architects; Sheila Ford, VR Area Supervisor; Felicia W. Johnson, VR Commissioner; Senator Thomas Alexander; Dan Alexander, VR Business Development Specialist; Renee Moreland, VR Training Center Manager.

(left to right): Brandon Jones, Project Manager at Marsh/Bell Construction Company; Brian Thomas, Architect at DP3 Architects; Sheila Ford, VR Area Supervisor; Felicia W. Johnson, VR Commissioner; Senator Thomas Alexander; Dan Alexander, VR Business Development Specialist; Renee Moreland, VR Training Center Manager.

Vocational Rehabilitation Seneca recently hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony to celebrate the expansion of their training center.

More than 90 consumers, business and community partners, and supporters to joined in the celebration of this expansion, which will allow the Seneca office to serve more people with disabilities in Oconee and Pickens counties.

Speakers included Felicia W. Johnson, VR Commissioner; Sheila Ford, VR Area Supervisor; Dan Alexander, VR Business Development Specialist and mayor of Seneca, and State Senator Thomas Alexander, who was honored with a special recognition for his commitment to helping individuals with disabilities achieve employment success.

Senator Alexander praised the VR office for making a difference in the lives of the consumers they serve. He also praised the businesses and industry that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Other speakers included business partners Chris Davis, Purchasing Manager at Ulbrich Specialty Wire Products; and Brian Holder, Store Manager at Ingles Markets; and VR consumers Lisa Blackmon and David Ramage.