Business Development Specialist Byron Smith recently graduated from Leadership Laurens County.
How to start a small business, leadership skills, job interviewing, self confidence. These are some of the things more than 150 students from around the state learned at VR over the summer.
SC Works Upstate and the VR Gaffney Area Office & Work Training Center will host a job fair at the Broad River Electric facility on October 18th, 2016.
... that each year more than 50,000 Americans with autism graduate from high school and that more than one-third do not work or continue their education while in their early 20s, according to a report from Drexel University.
In June the Laurens Office partnered with Piedmont Technical College to offer an OSHA Outreach 10-hour Safety Training class.
The Charleston Area Office held a Summer Institute for 22 transition students on June 22-23.
Students who attended the Bryant Center’s Summer Transition program in June participated in physical therapy, strength and stamina-building exercises, occupational therapy, work simulations, independent living activities, mock interviews, and other activities designed to prepare them for the transition from school to work.
The Lancaster Area Office sponsored a Lunch and Learn Meeting with VR Engineer Jonathan Cruce on June 27.
The Greenville Area office held a Business Partnership Network (BPN) meeting on May 23.
More than 30 High School/High Tech students participated in the Florence Area office Education Day on May 6.
The Rock Hill Area Office hosted a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource event on June 20.
Gina Viruso Kitts, a current VR client who recently graduated from Winthrop University with a Master’s Degree in counseling, spoke about how to be a good advocate in an academic setting. Gina lost her hearing when she was three years old and her story resonated with other deaf and hard of hearing participants.
The Project SEARCH program at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge held their inaugural graduation on Wednesday, June 1.
The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (VR) and the Oconee Economic Alliance hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at VR’s Oconee Area Office.
More than 50 business and community leaders attended the Mt Pleasant Mayor’s Summit on Disabilities Inclusion in the Workplace on June 16.
“Healthy employees are happier employees,” says Diana Brown, Human Resources Manager, summing up the goal of the Wellness program for VR staff. “And, this increases their ability to be productive employees.”