Meet Angela Griffith, One of our Latest Placements.
We’re happy to announce that Angela Griffith, an August 2012 graduate of LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Program, has been hired as a Technical Support Specialist for Bookshare. After two and a half years of jobseeking, Angela landed a job with Bookshare, a non-profit based in Palo Alto that serve as a national repository for etexts of more than 160,000 books and periodicals. If you are interested in signing up for the service, please visit www.bookshare.org.
After being laid off in 2009, when her employer went out of business, Angela went back to school and became Microsoft Certified at Asher College. Concurrent with job seeking, Angela began contracting at the LightHouse for the Blind, maintaining computers in our tech lab. At the LightHouse, Angela learned about the Employment Immersion Program. She credits the program with helping her refurbish her resume and “brush up” on her interview skills. “It’s helpful to get feedback from a variety of people on how to [interview],” she said.
Program Leader Kate Williams said that Angela was especially gifted at providing advice to her peers. “Angela was very helpful to others in the class,” Kate said.
A career in technical support is an excellent match for her skills and personality. Blind since birth, Angela currently has a dog guide, Tasha. The only downside to Angela attaining a fantastic job is that the staff and clients of the LightHouse miss having Angela and Tasha around. Congratulations, Angela!
Do you want to jumpstart your career like Angela did? Are you looking for a job and need that extra little push to get that interview or spif up your resume. The next session of the 2013 Employment Immersion Program will begin Tuesday, March 19 at our office at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. For more information, call Kate Williams at 415-694-7324 or email her at email@example.com.