Wayfinder’s Transition Services is thrilled to offer an in-person summer option for youth who are blind or visually impaired. This option is open for youth 16-21 years old (up to 22nd birthday).
Find your strengths / Explore your interests / Discover your potential
STEP into the workplace
July 7—August 4: Four Weeks to Workplace Readiness
- Week 1: Assessing Strengths & Exploring Career Fit
- Week 2: Workplace Skills & Expectations
- Week 3: Finding & Applying for Opportunities
- Week 4: Interviewing with Mentors and Employers
AT A GLANCE
Four-week program held in-person* on Wayfinder’s main campus in Los Angeles, fostering workplace readiness for youth who are blind or visually impaired through:
- Skills assessments, classroom presentations, guided discussions, small group exercises, individual assignments and guest speakers
- Structured practice of targeted hard skills and soft skills
- Group and 1:1 sessions Weekend mobility field trips to employer sites
- Program includes dormitory stay, meals, field trips, and seven days per week of instruction.
All students will be required to follow Wayfinder’s COVID safety protocols. *Both in-person and fully virtual participation options are available Interested?
Contact Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Counselor to discuss authorization of services.
THE WAYFINDER CAMPUS
Participants who are 18+ years old will reside in Wayfinder’s Davidson Program for Independence residential dorms:
- Secured buildings with newly upgraded HVAC filtration systems
- Furnished single-occupant rooms
- Open outdoor spaces designed for accessibility and mobility
- Computer/assistive technology labs, medical office and large conference rooms
- Access to public transportation
WAYFINDER’S EXPERIENCED STAFF
Wayfinder’s Transition Specialists, Certified Orientation & Mobility Instructors, ATACP Certified Assistive Technology Instructors and Program Director are trained in the “Putting Your Best Foot Forward” curriculum and offer a combined total of over 40 years of lived and professional experience in the field of visual impairment and pre-employment skills.
Interested? Contact Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Counselor to discuss authorization of services.
Mark Hanohano, Program Assistant
April 29, 2021