Local Resources

Listed alphabetically below are employment service organizations that serve Greenville County.  Representatives from all of the organizations below serve on Greenville CAN’s Employment Workgroup.  Our shared goal is to make it easier for employers and potential employees with disabilities to access the many resources available to them.  If you have questions about the resources listed below, please contact Mike Teachey with Greenville CAN at mike.teachey@charlestoncan.wpengine.com.

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Goodwill

Goodwill offers a variety of services through Job Connections, individual Job Training Programs and Service Delivery Programs.  Job Connection services include direct employment referrals, job fairs, resume development, guidance on effective job searching, computers, phone, etc.  Job Training Programs include Food service, Forklift safety, Manufacturing, Certified Nurse Aide, Construction and Retail Training.  There are also Service Delivery Programs to include three dedicated to serve youth, and three dedicated to serve individuals with a disability. 

Sandy Austin, Program Compliance Manager         (Upstate / Midlands)

saustin@goodwillsc.org

864-351-0100

www.goodwillsc.org

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SC Commission for the Blind

The South Carolina Commission for the Blind helps blind and visually impaired residents of South Carolina gain independence and take advantage of opportunities for financial advancement.  Working with our network of business, community and government partners, we provide training, job placement and business opportunities for thousands of South Carolinians each year. Our offices are conveniently located throughout the state and we take referrals for our free services from physicians, family members, community partners or potential clients.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Greenville District Office
620 North Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
864.241.1111

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SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

The SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department prepares and assists eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment. Some of the services offered include:

Job matching which connects employers with qualified pre-screened candidates;

Outsource/training partnerships which meet employer needs for quality products or services and help learn fundamental work skills;

Internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training which fill any specific knowledge or skills gap at initial employment;

Post employment and job retention services to keep valuable employees with disabilities;

Tax credits and other financial incentives for training, orientation, and accommodation.

Kerry Reece, Job Coach
864-297-3066

kreece@scvrd.state.sc.us

www.scvrd.net