DRS recognizes Grant County Schools as an Exemplary Employer

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recognized Grant County Schools as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

Grant County Schools has demonstrated excellence in its diverse hiring practices by creating an inclusive workplace, and DRS recognizes this organization for its positive contributions within our communities.

"Grant County Schools and DRS have an excellent partnership in providing support services for students with disabilities. The organization has also participated in DRS’ on-the-job training program and has ultimately hired two DRS consumers, which has empowered those individuals to continue developing their independence and lead productive lives."

– Nominated by Billie-Jo High, DRS Rehabilitation Counselor

DRS, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, is responsible for the federal vocational rehabilitation program in West Virginia, which enables and empowers West Virginians with disabilities to work and to live independently. DRS helps people with disabilities, ages 14 and up, set work goals and develop career plans to overcome employment-related barriers so they can go to work or maintain current employment. DRS also assists West Virginia’s businesses and employers by being their primary employment resource to include or to retain people with disabilities in their workforce.

For more information about DRS and its programs, call 1-800-642-8207 or visit the division’s website at wvdrs.org.