May 6 –
Youth PLUG-In (Professional Learning Under Guidance) is a virtual connection program designed to keep you engaged and motivated during these uncertain and unusual times, as we remain at home and practice social distancing measures to keep ourselves and the community safe.
What: Have you wondered what it is like to be a blind/low vision teacher, professor, or even engineer? Well, wonder no more and explore the education, training, and skills needed to be job ready in today’s world where change is constant and learning never stops. You will speak with a panel of blind/low vision professionals and learn about their educational and employment journeys. What were their first gigs and how did they land their current careers? What are some of the technological platforms and devices they typically use at work? This will be a wonderful time to get all your questions answered, as well as begin obtaining and identifying necessary tools you will need for your personal success and future endeavors!
When: Wednesday May 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
Where: RSVP with Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-484-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, one day before the session. You will receive the Zoom invitation information the morning of the Social Hour.
Wednesday 5/6 Blind Mentors from Tech to Teaching: Career Exploration
Wednesday 5/13 The Art of Writing: Crafting Words for Creative Expression and Professional Correspondence
Wednesday 5/20 First Impressions: Branding and Networking in the Age of Google and Social Media
Wednesday 5/27 Your Voice Matters and Make it Count: Knowing Your Rights and Advocacy for Yourself and Your Community
Just because we are geographically separated does not mean the world has to halt. On Wednesday's,Youth PLUG-In offers 3 ways for transition-age youth to stay involved and increase your social well-being, pre-employment and transition, and Expanded Core Curriculum skills:
1. Plug-in to an enjoyable and informative weekly social hour, every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interesting discussions will be hosted around various topics ranging from sharing helpful assistive tech tools, to receiving creative tips on modifying your kitchen to be more accessible, to meeting guest speakers with experience attending (colleges/independent living centers). The possibilities are endless!
2. Plug-in to individualized supports and mentoring. Now is the time to chat with someone about that question or project that has been on your mind. Whether it be delving into college disability services, requesting recommendations, resume review, or mock interviews, we would be glad to listen. If you are interested in sharing your personal goals and receiving support, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong to learn more!
3. Plug-in to helpful resources. Stay active and engaged with weekly emails packed with helpful information about entertainment, health, scholarships, and more, We are all in this together!
Interested? Feel free to contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-694-7328 or email email@example.com and/or your Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) counselor with questions or suggestions.