Career Launch@Perkins is here to help you along the path toward a sustainable career, one that will provide the financial independence you need to build the social, family and personal life you want.

On-Campus Training

Over the first eight weeks, you’ll work with the technology and adaptive products you’ll find on the job, build the skills needed to get to and from work, develop new professional, customer-focused and interpersonal competencies, and learn to navigate workplace situations that require you to multitask. And throughout, you’ll hear from guest speakers,visit work sites and gain an understanding of what real employers look for in an employee. You will train at our Perkins School campus, only eight miles from downtown Boston.


You’ll also intern for two months at one of Greater Boston’s many dynamic companies, playing a role in their customer engagement efforts. You’ll get yourself to the jobsite, work with a mentor and gain the type of hands-on experience necessary to stand out from the crowd.

Job Acquisition & Coaching

We’ll follow that up with a full year of job placement and coaching support, connecting you with our extensive network of business partners, in the city or town you want to work, while providing support in areas including resume creation, interview techniques and career counseling.

Career Launch at a Glance

On-campus training


8 weeks



2 months

Job placement and coaching support


1 year

Meet Your Team

Perkins is a pioneer in helping young adults transition to the workforce. Your team will be led by the instructors, researchers and administrators that paved the way. 

Your Future Awaits

Applications are being accepted now for the Career Launch@Perkins session beginning in February 2020. Space is limited to ensure an individualized experience. Learn more about requirements and how to apply.

Tuition is $25,000 (day) and $35,000 (residential). Applicants may be eligible for funding through their state’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) funds. Perkins also offers funding support to qualified applicants.