VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELORS
Vocational rehabilitation agencies and counselors want what’s best for their clients. We can help. As a world leader in the blind and visually impaired community, we know the unique barriers your clients face.
Career Launch prepares your clients with the training, connections and confidence they’ll need to pursue a career with a future. We limit class size for individual attention and provide ongoing support. And through working with our diverse employer partners, we make sure your clients are ready to compete with industry-specific and transferable skills relevant to customer and client engagement.
In addition to industry-specific skills, program participants are also exposed to the social dynamics of office life, and learn how to become comfortable with the everyday camaraderie that is a part of having a job.
In today’s working world, technology is key, and for our participants, that means it needs to be accessible. At Career Launch, we ensure that our trainees are skilled at navigating the right software in order to succeed in a job. This means not only working with access technology tools to support them as employees, but also the workplace software they’re most likely to be exposed to, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
Our curriculum also includes extensive training on Salesforce.com, one of the most widely used customer relationship management (CRM) systems in companies today.
Jessie, Illinois Spring 2021 virtual participant
“Before Career Launch, I felt like I was always a step behind or couldn’t complete things fast enough because of my visual impairment. Now, I have the tools and knowledge to be successful in my future career and advocate for myself when needed.”
Career Launch includes a two-month internship with support from program staff. Many young adults who are blind or visually impaired haven’t had many opportunities for internships or entry-level jobs. Employers need to know that they’re hiring people who can do the work, and these internships give our participants the chance to show off their skills, be successful in a real-life working environment and start their careers with a resume designed to land them on their feet.
Simply put, Career Launch empowers candidates and positions them for a life of competitive employment and independence.
Career Launch students participate in a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for success in the workplace.
To evaluate the efficacy of the program and guide instruction, participants of Career Launch are evaluated at baseline, midpoint and upon completion of the program. Following these assessment points, each participant and their counselor receive a final report providing a detailed description of their growth throughout the program, as well as an action plan for continuing toward their goals.
Get in touch and let’s explore their options.