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Career Support - Professional Development & Career Support Opportunities

Participate in workshops, training sessions, networking events and more! 
 

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Career Support Appointments

Let's boost participation in the world of work! This is a great opportunity for talent with sight loss to learn new skills that current employers are expecting in the new emerging workforce. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Employer Webinar: Busting myths for workers with vision loss (National)

This webinar is geared toward employers who are interested in learning more about working with individuals with vision loss. It will cover some common myths, and provide information and resources to best support employers should they decide to hire someone with vision loss. This webinar is hosted via Zoom web conference on June 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Inside the Interview - After the Interview (National)

This session will cover steps to follow after completing your interview including drafting a thank you letter, follow-up protocols, and some great questions to ask yourself when reflecting on the interview. This group meets via Zoom web conference and teleconference on June 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Inside the Interview - At the Interview (National)

This session will provide some interview tips, types of interview questions, and how to answer them most effectively. This group meets via Zoom web conference and teleconference on June 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Career Support Boot Camp - Wednesday Sessions

As part of our Come to Work program, this series explores a wide range of job readiness skills with a special focus on job seekers with vision loss.  This program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration
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Connecting the Dots Conference 2020

Held annually, Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development experience focused on braille, technology and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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National Empowerment Workshop Series II

The National Empowerment Workshop Series II will provide participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in Virtual educational workshops focusing on empowering people to live the lives they choose. Weekly sessions are held Thursday's from April 9, - June 25. This virtual program runs via Zoom web conference or teleconference every Thursday, 12-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB Empowerment Workshop Series (National)

Connect with others and learn how technology can enable you to work more effectively and efficiently. Weekly sessions are held Wednesday's from April 1, 2020 - June 24, 2020 thanks to the generous support of the Solcz Family Foundation. This virtual program runs via Zoom web conference or teleconference every Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Speakers Series (National)

Join us for the path to employment stories from speakers in the blind/partially sighted community highlighting challenges and successes. This group meets via teleconference on June 11 from 10-11 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.