Message from Commissioner

Felicia W JohnsonFor more than 90 years, VR has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together.

As we expand the agency's focus on innovation and positive change, our core mission remains the same, helping individuals with barriers achieve employment success and helping businesses find and keep talented employees.

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act we are able to combine our strengths with those of our workforce partners. These partnerships help us to ensure that individuals encountering barriers to employment receive coordinated and complementary services. These services help them acquire the skills, training, and credentials they need to meet the workforce requirements of employers throughout our state. In turn, employers gain access to qualified, dedicated candidates for employment in areas such as construction, manufacturing, transportation, information technology, health care, hospitality, and the service industry.

VR strives for exceptional results while meeting the individual needs of consumers and their families through world-class services. Through demand-driven, customized training with businesses, and partnerships with technical colleges, we help our consumers gain employable skills and industry-recognized credentials. Our consumers benefit by having better career opportunities, better wages, better job stability, and increased self-worth.

As we look to the opportunities and challenges of the future, we remain dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving and maintaining success. We will continue to assist businesses by providing a strong and talented workforce. Together we will make the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department one of the best VR programs in the Nation!