The Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference was held in Myrtle Beach on October 19-22. The annual conference focused on ways to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of and access to, career and transitional services. A number of VR staff members attended and participated in the conference.
Amanda Butler and Michelle Hudson, transition counselors from the Conway Area Office, co-presented with Horry County School representative Jackie Bryant during a breakout session. They also invited their students to work as vendors which gave the students an opportunity to demonstrate the work skills that they have learned through VR services. The students operated an embroidery machine, a heat press, a Cricut cutting machine, and a button press. They interacted with customers, took orders, and produced products for the conference guests. The students were recognized for their work and achievements during the Friday luncheon.
During the conference, Laurens counselor Nitoya Evans was recognized for being a finalist for this year’s Special Educator of the Year award.