Program Director, Alicia Smith and Training and Program Specialist, Brian Switzer, join Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities studio to talk about the latest offerings at Perkins
Career Launch at Perkins is currently offering week-long Tech Bootcamp sessions to help adults use access technology to work effectively and efficiently with the tools most commonly used in the workplace: Google Workspace and Microsoft Suite
Career Launch @ Perkins has designed virtual tech bootcamp sessions to teach blind and visually impaired participants how to use access technology to work effectively and efficiently with the tools most commonly used in the workplace: Google Workspace and Microsoft Suite.
Each week-long, virtual session costs $250 and includes 20 hours of coursework, including live classes taught via Zoom, independent assignments submitted via email as well as assessments before and after the session.
Microsoft Session 1: January 23rd-27th
Google Session 1: January 30th -February 3rd
Microsoft Session 2: February 13th- 17th
Google Session 2: February 20th-24th
Curriculum will focus on:
- Editing and formatting documents
- Working with spreadsheets
- Connecting with and sharing content with colleagues
- Reading and creating compelling slide decks
- Navigating and using calendar applications
- Conferencing via Zoom
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a high school diploma
- Be a student, seeking work or actively employed
- Be between the ages of 18+
- Have access to necessary technology for the program, including a desktop or laptop computer, access to Google Workspace (free) or Microsoft Suite (paid license), and reliable high-speed Internet
Upon completion of the course, Career Launch will provide a final tech assessment report to participants as well as their VR counselors (if applicable).
Class size is limited, and we are currently accepting applications for all sessions. For more information, visit our website or contact us a CareerLaunch@Perkins.org. To receive updates about Career Launch offerings, subscribe to our email list.
CAREER LAUNCH @ PERKINS
CUSTOMIZED CAREER SUPPORT
Business fundamentals education
Cover everything from customer experience, customer acquisition and retention, customer service metrics and more.
Develop vital job skills applicable across a variety of roles, including sales and marketing, HR and recruitment, customer support and more.
Common workplace tools
Learn Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Google Suite – as well as a variety of access technologies and apps that empower users when at work, commuting and living independently.
Hone your professionalism and build self-confidence during simulated workplace calls and tasks.
Career Services support
Partner with our Career Services team to find the right opportunity, get hired and thrive from day one on the job
Amy Fox Ferreira
Director of Admissions & Enrollment
175 N. Beacon St.
Watertown MA 02472
Career Launch on the web at https://www.perkins.org/career-launch/#main
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