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VISIONS 15 wk Residential Employment Readiness Program

September 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - December 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Registered with the NYSCB

A 15-Week Residential Employment Readiness Program For Young Adults
who are legally blind 18 to 21 (up to 22nd birthday).
• Learn, collaborate and grow with a group of peers, all working towards the same
goal of becoming work-ready.
• Develop and refine your vocational skills as you complete an intensive certificate
program in your chosen area of interest.
• Work with our job placement staff to take the next step in your career path!
For more information and to enroll, contact your Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor in your state, or contact Carmen Thorne by calling (845) 354-3003, ext. 304, or e-mailing cthorne@visionsvcb.org.
***Now Offering an Hourly Paid Work Experience Training (WET) internship.
This internship helps students gain relevant work experience through an 80-100 hour paid WET internship with local businesses, nonprofits and/or other community partners.
The WET will begin on or about week 10 at 20–25 hours per week during the Fall-Winter Program.
Must be sponsored by your state office for the blind and visually impaired. This
program may be a combination of remote/virtual and in person training based on New
York State guidelines for social distancing.
Instruction includes a weekday and weekend schedule to teach work readiness (job exploration and counseling and work based learning), orientation and mobility, assistive technology, emotional intelligence, adjustment to blindness, and self-advocacy.
VRC participants can register for an additional online certificate program.
Some of the certificate programs include but are not limited to:
Nursing Assistant Fitness Instructor Teachers Assistant
HVAC Specialist Veterinary Assistant Web & Desktop Developer
Ask us about the rest of the 30 available certificate programs offered at the VRC
All participants who complete the program receive a Rise-Up Customer Service Certificate from the National Retail Federation, and complete a WET internship that includes three rotations in different customer service settings, and one rotation related to any additional certificate program (if applicable).
Successful VRC participants complete the program with the tools, knowledge
and support needed to confidently enter the workforce.

For more information contact Carmen Thorne by calling (845) 354-3003, ext. 304, or e-mailing cthorne@visionsvcb.org.


September 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am EDT
December 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Registered with the NYSCB
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VISIONS Center on Blindness
15 week residential program
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845-354-3003 x 304