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July 3, 2022 | 5:00 PM

Summer 5-Week World of Work

Overview Join us for our Summer 5-Week World of Work Teenagers who are visually impaired often have fewer opportunities for employment during the summer. Employment experience combined with a shared apartment life helps students be more successful in college, in future jobs, in managing dorm life, and in independent living.

Overview

Join us for our Summer 5-Week World of Work

Teenagers who are visually impaired often have fewer opportunities for employment during the summer. Employment experience combined with a shared apartment life helps students be more successful in college, in future jobs, in managing dorm life, and in independent living.

The Outreach Summer Employment Program places high school students ages 16 – 22 in entry-level positions in the greater Watertown area.

About the academy

Students are matched to a job and provided with a job coach to support them, as needed, as they work independently. They work Monday through Friday and receive a weekly paycheck. Students live in supervised housing on Perkins campus. They are responsible for the management of their living environment (i.e. grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping) and in the planning of recreational activities, with staff support. Students must be independent in their daily living skills.

Training seminars and classes

During the program, students will tour job sites, do assignments related to the world of work, and participate in evening seminars and classes such as:

  • Sharing of daily work experiences
  • Presenting oneself well in person and on paper
  • Discussions with employed adults who are visually impaired
  • Job seeking skills Social skills for the workplace
  • Interviewing skills
  • Completing a resume
  • Keeping a journal
  • Problem solving in a work situation
  • Budgeting weekly paychecks

Have questions?

Please note that our program specifics subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines. Pleas contact us for more information about any of our Outreach programs.