South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department

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Open house in Lancaster

More than 80 individuals attended the recent  Lancaster Area Office Open House in its work training center.  

One  guest stated that the event was “eye opening” and that he “had no idea what amazing resources existed in Lancaster.” Other guests stated that they would be referring individuals for VR services.

Former VR clients Ryan Steward and Fernandez Johnson were recognized with Client Achievement Awards for their inspiration, determination and exceptional accomplishments in reaching their vocational goals.

Nibrol,  a world leader in textile components for venetian blinds, was also recognized for their long-time partnership with VR.  For more than 15 years they have opened doors for individuals with disabilities. Since January 2016 they have hired 16 individuals from the Lancaster talent pool. Nibrol provides job readiness training contract work, participates in VR job fairs, and shares the benefits of partnering with VR to other Lancaster County businesses.

Marvin Starks (left), Operational Manager at Nibrol, accepted the Business Partnership Award. He is pictured with Center Manager Darlene Jones.

Lancaster Client Achievement Award winners Ryan Steward (left), Fernandez Johnson.