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 supports you every step of the way in your employment journey. Our residential program features eight weeks of intense professional training, followed by two months of internship experience and, finally, a full year of job acquisition and coaching support. Participants in our online program get the same comprehensive career training, then move straight to job acquisition and coaching, also with a full year of support from our Career Services team. The program provides:
Customer and Employee Engagement Skill Development
Adaptive Technology and Transportation Training
On-the-Job Internship (residential program)
Job Placement Support and Career Counseling
Access to Business Partners
Positioned for Success
Career Launch is a great fit for any young adult in the blind or visually impaired community who wants to find a fulfilling career. 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. Is that you? Apply now!
Career Launch is generously supported by a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.