May 4-15, 2020(All day)
Please Note: During this time of the shelter-in-place order, this program is held virtually for the entire 2 weeks, until further notice.
Why Choose LightHouse?
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is in its ninth year of providing Employment Services to blind and visually impaired people within the Bay Area. In that time, we have served over 240 Department of Rehabilitation Consumers abd we have consistently placed over 40% of our graduates in the competitive job market. Our expanded and growing staff means more frequent workshops. We are passionately dedicated to the job of securing gainful employment for all low vision and people people.
How does the Employment Immersion Program work at LightHouse?
We offer an innovative and groundbreaking way of including students both within the Bay Area and those living in other parts of California the same immersive experience.
For the first 5 days of the program, all students attend virtually through the Zoom computer platform. Then, the next week, students travel in to LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco to attend classes at our state-of-the-art facility. They overnight in fully equipped dormitories on-site. This program takes place the first two weeks of every month in 2020, except July. Classes take place Monday through Friday, during those two weeks, with no class on the weekend.
What Students Will Learn:
The curriculum content adheres to Certified DOR guidelines. Students receive a comprehensive workbook to augment classroom workshop in addition to a companion textbook comprised of worksheets and assignments.
Expectations of students:
- attend all sessions
- complete assignments in a timely manner
- submit “Job Search activity” spreadsheets to Employment Specialist when participating in Job Development Phase
What will students do during the course?
Some of the activities students will do to enhance learning include:
- Job Preparation Bootcamp! (25 workshop hours)
- Job Preparation – The Power in Uniting (25 workshop hours)
- Learn how to structure job seeking activities
- Students will migrate to Jobs Group (both during virtual and local class sessions)
Job Preparation $770.
Job Development $770 (only if student is placed)
Residence – 5 nights @ $175 per night (room and meals)
Employment Immersion Workshop Dates: The first two weeks of every month
For additional information please contact:
Kate Williams - Director, Employment Services
Wanda Pearson - Employment Immersion Coordinator