Transition Peer Support Group for Young Adults with Vision Loss – Workshop Series

Program Overview 

  • This program aims to empower young adults with vision loss to lead successful and independent lives through employment readiness.
  • This is an ideal program if you are ages between 18 and 34, living with vision loss, looking for a job or will be looking for a job in the future
  • No cost associated to attend the workshops

Workshop Topics (you may choose to attend any or all of the workshops)

  • Workshop 1: Transitioning from School to the World of Work

This workshop will discuss the difference between being in school and working. Topics will include professional behavior, personal conduct, organizational skills, presentation of work products and time management strategies required to manage competing priorities at work. This workshop is best suited for participants that are recent graduates or about to graduate from high school.

  • Workshop 2: The Current Landscape – Understanding the Labour Market and How You Fit

Participants will discuss the current labour market trends in their local area. This will build an understanding of how skills, interests and abilities fit into the current labour market and which industries are popular and up and coming. This workshop will encourage participants to explore numerous approaches to networking with employers to discover which works best for them.

  • Workshop 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Job Postings and Resumes

This workshop is targeted for participants who are wanting some assistance with resume and cover letter development. Matching your skills and experience to an employer’s needs is the key to developing resumes and cover letters. Find out what it takes to market yourself effectively and apply your learning by working on improving components of your own resume and cover letter.

  • Workshop 4: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in the Interview

This workshop is suited for participants who have had few interviews or who are getting interviews but not receiving job offers. Participants will learn about the various styles of interviews and other application testing. Stress management skills will also be discussed to manage anxieties regarding interviews. Lastly, considerations for selecting references will also be addressed as this is an important factor in the hiring process.=

Workshop Locations & Dates

  • CNIB Kamloops Office (190 – 546 St. Paul St. Kamloops, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Vancouver Office (200 – 5055 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, February 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Abbotsford Office (2630 Bourquin Crescent W #7, Abbotsford, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, January 31st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Victoria Office (2340 Richmond Rd. Victoria, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, February 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, February 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Prince George Office (100-490 Quebec St. Prince George, BC)

Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration & Questions  

If you are interested in registering, please complete the online registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBHGKP9. If you have any questions, please contact Shoko Kitano, Program Lead – Peer Support, at shoko.kitano@cnib.ca or toll-free 1-800-563-2642 extension 6006.

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