More than two dozen individuals representing fourteen businesses and organizations throughout the Sumter area participated in a recent Business Partnership Breakfast at the Sumter Office. Speakers included Laura Spears, VR Transition Services Coordinator; Steve Patterson, VR Correctional Program Development Specialist; and Val Gioia, VR Rehabilitation Engineer.
Eleven VR clients recently received forklift certification through a grant-funded class held at Central Technical College in Sumter. The two-day class included basic knowledge and safety and hands-on training. Dennis Bolen, from Central Carolina Technical College, was the instructor.
Twelve clients recently completed a two-day OSHA 10 Safety Training class. OSHA 10 certification will help them as they explore job opportunities in manufacturing, service and maintenance, hospitality, food manufacturing and service, warehousing, and medical and dental fields.