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Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

December 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Xiao Yu

For more than 90 years, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together. The mission of VR is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment. 

People with disabilities want to be employed and educated, and to participate in their communities.  More than 360,000 South Carolinians, ages 18-64, have a disability. More than 250,000 of them are unemployed. Many of these individuals would like to go to work but need assistance to prepare for and achieve that goal. They represent one of our state’s most significant resources, and each year, VR helps thousands find jobs paying competitive wages. These new workers become taxpaying citizens, and are proud of what they are achieving—building fulfilling lives for themselves and their families.

There are 32 VR Offices across South Carolina. The story you are about to watch depicts the officers and the consumers at the training center in Seneca VR office. It is only a small example of the wonderful services South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation provides to our state.

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