Program Director Jon Marin joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities studio to talk about the Career Discovery Project and his upcoming book release of, “See Us”.
With his new book due out soon Jon talks about students and employment and the opportunities created through the Career Discovery Project and the awareness that his new book, See Us, will bring to people around the world.
Jon talks about job coaching, resume building, job experience and preparing for interviews, all from a blindness perspective.
You can find Jon on Twitter @Author_Marin
If you want to find out more, here is a link to the Career Discovery Project
From the web:
The Career Discovery Project is designed to provide assistance and the opportunity to work at cultural institutions throughout New York City and Westchester County for blind, visually impaired, and low vision high school and college students. The CDP features a person-centered internship program, employment planning, and support services.
Our goal is to assist high school and college students to obtain, maintain, and advance in competitive internships that may lead to employment or self-employment. At their respective work sites our interns had many unique responsibilities such as conducting museum touch tours, transcribing documents, customer service, exhibit preparation, and video editing! Some of our partner sites include The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of The Moving Image, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Queens Museum.
How To Get Involved:
TVI teachers (teachers of the visually impaired), Internship Coordinators, and parents of blind, visually impaired, and low vision high school or college students are encouraged to contact the CDP Program Manager if they know of someone who is interested and would benefit from this opportunity.
New York City cultural institutions that would like to be part of this rapid growing program should contact the CDP Program Manager for more information.
Jonathan Marin – Program Director
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, and the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired group