Career Services and Support

Job Readiness Training

Our job readiness training is geared toward individuals seeking employment, whether making a career change or seeking a job for the first time since vision loss. Our training process is specifically designed to create new skill sets and expand upon existing skills to further develop the job candidates’ employment opportunities.

Below is an overview of services we provide to help you search for and start a new career path.

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Employment Readiness

We proudly use the resources of Career Fitter to help guide our students toward answering the question, “what career should I have?”

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Orientation and Mobility

All patrons complete an orientation and mobility assessment. If they need additional direction, they are referred to a certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor. Because safety is of the utmost importance to us, only individuals who are able to safely navigate independently and within a work environment qualify to move on in the program.

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Independent Living

We assess independent living skills including cooking, hygiene habits, getting ready for work, and time management. An Independent Living Coach will be referred to individuals who need more instruction. Progress, attendance and task completion will be monitored.

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Technical Skills Training

As part of initial intake, a technical skills assessment will determine if additional computer skills training is needed. If so, classes are made available, coordinated by our Adaptive Technology Trainers.

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Job Search Mentoring

Individuals will work with our Vocational Services team to conduct job searches, covering the basics of online job search and how to apply to positions they are qualified for.

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Resume Writing

Those with established resumes and cover letters will have them reviewed by our Vocational Services team. We also assist to create resumes and demonstrate the proper way to draft a compelling cover letter.

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Interviewing Techniques

Mock interviews are conducted and tailored for specific positions students are considering. A one-on-one mock interview and a panel interview are performed prior to any scheduled interviews. These “trial-runs” provide practice answering common interview questions and chances to work on correcting any delivery mistakes.

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To learn more about our career services and training programs, please complete this form or call us at 512-442-2329.