Watertown, MA, June 30th – August 2nd, 2019. For ages 16 -22 who are visually impaired to have opportunities for employment during the summer.
* Teenagers who are visually impaired often have fewer opportunities for employment during the summer. Employment experience combined with a shared apartment life helps students be more successful in college, in future jobs, in managing dorm life, and in independent living.
* The Outreach Summer Employment Program places high school students in PAID entry-level positions in the greater Watertown area. Students are matched to a job and provided with a job coach to support them, as needed, as they work independently. They tour job sites, do assignments related to the world of work, and participate in evening seminars and classes such as:
- Sharing of daily work experiences
- Presenting oneself well in person and on paper
- Discussions with employed adults who are visually impaired
- Job seeking skills & Social skills for the workplace
- Interviewing skills & Completing a resume
- Keeping a journal
- Problem solving in a work situation
- Budgeting weekly paychecks
- Students live in supervised housing on campus. They are responsible for the management of their living environment, such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping, and planning of recreational activities, with staff support.
- Students must be independent in their daily living skills.
For more information visit www.perkins.org/get-involved/events/summer-5-week-world-of-work or contact
Patrick Ryan, Supervisor of Short Courses, 617-972-7812,Patrick.Ryan@Perkins.org