Georgia Industries for the Blind Celebrates 70 Years

(Bainbridge, GA) – On Thursday, June 27th, Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) honors a milestone in its history as an integral part of Southwest Georgia’s economy and a driver of opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Headquartered in Bainbridge with additional facilities in Griffin and Warner Robbins, GIB manufactures a variety of products owing to the skills of a workforce with more than 70 blind employees.

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June 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Hot off the presses is this month's GVRA newsletter. Click the link below to read and please share. If there's ever anything you'd like included in future issues, please contact Communications Manager John Boan at

Here's what's inside:

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GVRA Providers Invited to Participate in a Customer Service Satisfaction Survey

In an effort to improve our partnership with those who provide support and services to our clients, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) is seeking the input of its service providers in an ongoing survey.

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Thomasville VR Closed 5.20.19

Due to an air conditioning malfunction, the Thomasville VR office will be closed today (5.20.19). Please contact staff via their cellphones or email. We will let you know when the building reopens.

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GVRA Newsletter for May 2019

Click below to read the May 2019 edition of the GVRA monthly newsletter. Here's what's inside:

Page 3 — Executive Director Shawn Ryan on the Agency Mission

Page 4 — Get to Know a Legislator

Page 5 — X Week at Cave Spring Center

Page 6 — VR at the Soapbox Derby

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GVRA Newnan closed Friday, May 10th

Our Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Newnan location will be closed Friday, May 10th, for recarpeting. It will reopen Monday, May 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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TEAM 26 Job Readiness Workshop

TEAM 26, the veteran support wing of GVRA, recently held a 2-day intensive job readiness workshop series.

The following employers participated in the job fair: CDC, Department of Juvenile Justice, Clayton County Government, Logisticare, FedEx and Axcess Staffing Services.

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Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency has previously announced the onboarding of new Executive Director Shawn Ryan and new Vocational Services Director Christine Fleming.

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UPDATE: Main Customer Service Telephone Line Back In Service

The main GVRA telephone line is back up and running after being briefly down. Thank you for your patience.

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Georgia Industries for the Blind (Bainbridge) Closed Friday 4.19.19

Due to anticipated inclement weather Friday, 4.19.19, Georgia Industries for the Blind in Bainbridge will be closed.

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