Disability and Benefits Workshop Aims to Educate as Part of Statewide Hire Me SC Campaign
MONCKS CORNER, SC (January 23) – On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., the SC Disability Employment Coalition will host a free employment workshop for individuals with disabilities in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, entitled “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!”. The workshop will explore myths of how work affects disability benefits and will be held at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus. Register for the workshop online: http://bit.ly/Berkeley-Workshop. The workshop is part of the Hire Me SC campaign, a multi-year, statewide workforce development campaign to change the culture of disability employment.
State and private organizations will be on site to discuss the services they offer to individuals with disabilities who are interested in returning to work or increasing their earnings. After the workshop, a resource fair will be held for individuals to connect directly with community organizations.
“We are committed to educating people about their rights and the services available to support them in meeting their employment goals,” says Sandy Jordan, Director of Employment Programs with Able South Carolina. “Seventy percent of individuals with disabilities in South Carolina are unemployed, but we know from experience if we eliminate barriers to employment access, these individuals can achieve success and bring value to employers.”
“Disability Benefits & Employment: Make it Work for You!” will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on February 26, 2019, at the gym at Trident Technical College, 1001 S Live Oak Dr., Moncks Corner, SC 29461. Interested participants can register by visiting http://bit.ly/Berkeley-Workshop, calling 1-800-681-6805, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition
The SC Disability Employment Coalition (SCDEC) formed in 2014 to address employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. SCDEC is comprised of over 40 stakeholders that represent SC employers, state and private agencies, and individuals with disabilities. The Coalition is made possible with funding from the Administration for Community Living at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
About Hire Me SC
People with disabilities can work, want to work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Powered by Able South Carolina and SCDEC, Hire Me SC is a campaign that promotes a culture of inclusion across the state of South Carolina, one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception. Learn more at https://www.hiremesc.org/