Staff participated in the annual Passport to Success on November 18.
Embassy Suites, WIS International, Allegiance Staffing, Kimco Services, Diversified Maintenance, Lake Murray Environmental, and Sam’s Club participated in a hiring event on November 16 which resulted in 8 VR clients receiving employment opportunities
Event featuring workshops about the college application process, financial aid and scholarships, and vocational education opportunities.
The Spartanburg Area Office partnered with the Upstate Workforce Investment Board and Goodwill to facilitate a Poverty Simulator at the Middle Tyger campus of Spartanburg Community college on October 12.
Hilary Wells, Project SEARCH Job Coach, coordinated a community service project with Project SEARCH interns for a “Hospital Beautification Day” on November 15, 2016 at Spartanburg Medical Center.
Dawn Hamelin, Fiscal Specialist and Wellness Coordinator for the Spartanburg Area Office, challenged staff in the month of October to be “balanced.” Along with many helpful email tips for balanced lifestyles, including eating habits and exercise, she alsoeducated staff on how to “hold a healthy balance.”
In partnership with the Oconee-Pickens VR Area Office, Baptist Easley Hospital recently became the newest Project SEARCH site in South Carolina.
The Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference was held in Myrtle Beach on October 19-22.
The Berkeley-Dorchester VR transition team and was recognized for their partnership with AccessAbility on November 10, 2016 in Charleston.
Love Chevrolet in Columbia received VR’s Exemplary Employer award at the SCVRA annual meeting on October 27.
Brian Denny of Columbia received statewide recognition recently for his determination and exceptional accomplishments.
Denny received VR’s Client Achievement award at the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Association (SCVRA) annual meeting on October 28, 2016.
Denny sustained a high level spinal cord injury (C3-C4) while on the job at a building supply company. After the accident he became discouraged trying to find employment, but he knew if someone would give him a chance he had a lot to offer.
After applying for multiple jobs Denny was referred to VR by the Spinal Cord Association. With the support of agency partners, VR staff was able to offer Brian encouragement and services that would eventually lead to successful employment.