Help! How Can I, An Instructor of Youth Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired, Use CareerConnect?

Are you a teacher or professional working with youth who are blind or visually impaired? Have you tapped into the resource that is CareerConnect? If the answer is yes, wonderful! If the answer is no, perhaps you aren’t sure where to begin or you wish to first know the most direct route. I wrote a 10-part lesson series making use of all the rich resources within CareerConnect. As always, the lessons are free and can be tailored to the unique needs of your unique students.

It’s true, CareerConnect is packed with transition-relevant resources. The lesson series, My Employment Story, provides direction for presenting CareerConnect’s articles and media, and provides an organized method for directing students toward the site’s most valuable features: contacting mentors, creating a resume, and conducting a job search. Additionally, most important job skills are systematically addressed, such as networking, communicating on the job, developing positive work habits, negotiating assistance, and disclosing a disability. In short, this lesson series is an instructor’s map for using CareerConnect. Read and use the lesson series, My Employment Story, and let us know what you think in the comments.