College and Career Readiness

College and career transition programs for blind and visually impaired young adults

Perkins provides a variety of programs to help blind and visually impaired young adults ages 16-35 years old build a strong foundation for the next phase of their lives - whether that’s planning for a long-term career, preparing for a successful college experience, or strategizing how to apply to and interview for jobs, internships and volunteer positions.

Our transition programs are designed in partnership with leading companies, nonprofits and universities in the Greater Boston area.


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Career Launch @ Perkins

Career Launch is an innovative job training, internship, and career services program that helps high school and college graduates, ages 18 to 35, land their first career-track job. 

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Compass @ Perkins

Compass, our nine-month virtual enrichment program for blind and visually impaired high school students, is a completely new take on college and career readiness planning. 

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Pre-Employment Program

The Pre-employment Program is an intensive one-week residential workshop that equips students and young adults who are visually impaired with the skills necessary for workplace success.