The time is now to invest in your future
A career isn’t just a source of income. It’s a source of independence, allowing you to live the life you want outside of work.
Getting there, though, isn’t as simple as getting hired. To compete alongside your sighted peers, you need self-determination, a willingness to learn new skills, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues, clients, and customers.
That’s where Career Launch @ Perkins comes in – it’s an innovative training and career services program helping blind and visually impaired young adults land their first career-track job. The curriculum is designed specifically to provide the hands-on training and experience necessary to build a sustainable career in professional fields focused on customer success, where exceptional interpersonal engagement is key to business success.
Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual open house.
We're getting ready to kick off our next session in March 2021 – and we have space for a few more participants. We'll be hosting three virutal open house sessions to help candidates, families, referring professionals and educators get to know the program:
- Tuesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern
- Monday, February 1 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern
- Thursday, February 4 at 4 p.m. Eastern
To register, contact Deana Criess, Associate Director of Recruitment & Admissions.
Whether you work with us virtually or here on campus, you’ll:
Learn business fundamentals, covering everything from customer experience, customer acquisition and retention, customer service metrics and more.
Receive comprehensive training for developing vital job skills across a variety of roles, including in sales and marketing, HR and recruitment and customer support.
Learn common workplace tools such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Google Suite and a variety of different access technologies.
Take part in simulated workplace and job interview scenarios to help you hone your professionalism and build self-confidence.
Receive more than a year of support from our Career Services team to help you find the right opportunity, get hired and thrive from day one on the job.
Skills, Experience & Support
Career Launch supports you every step of the way in your employment journey – from our rigorous curriculum to the ongoing support from our Career Services team. The program provides:
Customer and Employee Engagement Skill Development
Access Technology and Transportation Training
Job Placement Support and Career Counseling
Access to Business Partners
Positioned for Success
Everyone who participates in Career Launch is different, drawn to their own pursuits for their own reasons. They do share some character traits, however.
Participants are bright, motivated young adults who value self-reliance. They want financial independence so they can provide for themselves and pursue their personal passions. They take constructive feedback well because they’re always trying to be better at whatever they do, in work and life. And every one of them is ready, hungry even, for a challenge.
In a nutshell, Career Launch will give you the tools to enter the workforce, succeed in your job and build your financial future, so you can live life on your own terms.
Are you ready to invest in your future? We are currently accepting applications for the early 2021 virtual session of the program. Participants must have either a high school diploma, GED or college degree. A transcript and resume will be required. Candidates should also be comfortable with and enjoy socializing and interacting with different people. Does that sound like you? Apply now!
Career Launch is generously supported by a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.