VR is developing strong partnerships with local businesses and industries to understand their specific needs, and in turn provide them with job candidates who have the skills and training required by those businesses. To accomplish this, VR is also partnering with technical colleges around the state.
More than 250 individuals seeking employment attended the Second Annual Pee Dee Reentry Job Fair & Expo in Florence on September 27. The event was hosted by the United States Attorney’s Office; the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; SC Works; SC Vocational Rehabilitation; SC Department of Social Services; and the US Probation Office. Three individuals were offered jobs on site.
More than 30 High School/High Tech students participated in the Florence Area office Education Day on May 6.
The Evaluation Center’s Summer Transition Evaluation Program for Students (STEPS) is a two week session for youth that includes team building classes, career exploration, and job preparedness.