Career Launch@Perkins

Building the skills you need for the career you want

Career Launch@Perkins is designed to give you the hands-on training and experience you need to build a sustainable career.

We’ll equip you to work in any professional field where exceptional customer engagement is key to business success. That means you’ll leave our program a well-rounded problem solver with transferable skills in a number of in-demand areas, including sales and marketing, transaction management, recruitment, client services and more.

Ultimately, Career Launch helps clear a path toward rewarding work and financial independence.

Skills, Experience & Support

Career Launch@Perkins supports you every step of the way in your employment journey. It features eight weeks of on-campus professional training, followed by two months of internship experience and, finally, a full year of job placement and coaching support. The program provides:

Customer and Employee Engagement Skill Development

Adaptive Technology and Transportation Training

Industry-specific Training

On-the-Job Internship

Job Placement Support and Career Counseling

Access to Business Partners

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Positioned for Success

Career Launch is a great fit for anyone in the blind or visually impaired community, ages 18-29, who wants to find a fulfilling career. Participants must have either a high school diploma, GED or college degree. A transcript will be required. Candidates should also be comfortable with and enjoy socializing and interacting with different people. Is that you? Apply now!

Career Launch is generously supported by a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.