Do you remember your first “real” job? If you were like me, it took time getting the resume polished, staying calm through the interview and then going in on that first day, nervous, excited and hopeful. Now imagine going through all of that without the use of your eyesight. Pretty daunting!
That is why Society for the Blind recently launched the Youth Track of our CareersPLUS Employment Readiness Program. We want youth and young adults, ages 14-22, to have the best possible preparation so they can attain their first job.
CareersPLUS will offer seminars, workshops, an after-school academy and activities to help young people who are blind or have low vision develop a foundation in workplace readiness skills. Teens and young adults with vision loss will learn how to create resumes, participate in mock job interviews, learn how to dress professionally, and build their social etiquette and networking skills. These same skills can be used for applying to college.
CareersPLUS offers an educational curriculum to equip our young people to pursue a self-directed path that leads to success in high school, college and the workforce.
For more information about CareersPLUS and upcoming workshops and events, please email us at CareersPLUS@societyfortheblind.org.