New Career Advantage Employment Preparation Primer for Visually Impaired Persons
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University has received funding from the United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to create Career Advantage, an employment preparation primer for blind and visually impaired persons. The NRTC describes this new program as follows:
Are you blind or visually impaired? Are you making the transition from high school, college, or other training program into the workforce? Or are you an adult seeking to find or change employment? If so, this self-guided program was designed for you!
Career Advantage offers eight instructional modules which you can explore at your own pace. Portions of the program require advanced reading levels, which those with a high school degree typically have. The first four modules provide tools to take you, step by step, through the processes of self-assessment, career exploration, development of effective job search techniques, and decision-making about resume design and development. Information about job accommodations, talking to employers about vision loss, and the interview process are covered in modules 5 through 7. The final module of Career Advantage offers information, suggestions, and activities to help you move beyond learning new skills to applying them as an effective job-seeker. The NRTC researchers and designers of Career Advantage wish you success in your efforts to secure employment that is a good fit for your skills and interests!
In order to gain access to the program, please complete the survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAvips.
Read more about the program at the following link: http://blind.msstate.edu/our-products/online-employment-preparation/.