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2020 Governor’s Awards Nominations

March 20, 2020

The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), in collaboration with the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) and Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), is asking for assistance in gathering nominations for the 2020 Governor's Awards. 

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Project Skills: Building Abilities Instead of Focusing on Disability

January 30, 2020

The South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) has been and continues to be a strong partner of the South Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation (VR's) programs. In fact, SDRA recently completed an article on VR's Project Skills program in which a career exploration opportunity for high school students with disabilities in South Dakota. Project Skills is a collaborative effort between VR, businesses, and local school districts throughout the state offering opporunities for youth to explore their career interests and also develop skills. With full credit given to SDRA, please read the following article.

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2019 Governor’s Awards Ceremony and Reception Schedule

October 30, 2019

Governor Kristi Noem will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2019 Governor's Awards ceremony on Nov. 4. The event will be held at the Capitol Rotunda inside the South Dakota State Capitol Building located at 500 E. Capitol Ave. in Pierre starting at 10 a.m. CDT. A reception will follow at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center located at 210 Verendrye Dr. in Ft. Pierre.

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Business Specialist Column (Service Animals)

August 28, 2019

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of service animals? Maybe you immediately think of a cat, dog, or another animal that you may see when you are out and about in public, or shopping at a local retail store, or attending a work-related training in your community.

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