Category: Careers

  • Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections

    Dianne Primavera and Judy Mares-Dixon at the podium

    More than 130 were in attendance on April 17 for our second annual “Making Connections That Work for You: A Career and College Seminar”. From the beginning in the morning with two phenomenal keynote speakers untl the last breakout ended at 3 p.m., it was a day to learn about the world of work and…

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  • Agenda: MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU 2018

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    2nd Annual Career and College Seminar Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Lunch is provided. Don’t miss these keynote addresses: Dianne Primavera Dianne Primavera is Chief Executive Officer for Susan G. Komen Colorado. She served in the state legislature for eight years as representative for Broomfield. During her tenure in the Colorado General Assembly, Dianne held terms…

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  • Just what is a “mock interview?

    Job Seekers participate in Mock Interviews

    The rule of thumb is that a good resume gets you an interview, but it’s in the interview that you get the job. How can you be successful at interviewing? With coaching and practice! If you have never interviewed for a job before, if you haven’t interviewed for a job since becoming blind, if you…

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  • Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College

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    2nd Annual Career and College Seminar   sponsored by Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue Littleton, Colorado 80120 Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00 am registration 10:00 am program begins Lunch will be provided To reserve your spot, register at the link below or call Monique Melton, Employment Specialist, at 303-778-1130 extension 221.…

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  • Colorful CCB Alum Doing Color Commentary for Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Broadcasts

    Matt at CCB reading a Braille book

    Matt Wallace graduated from CCB in October of 2016. None of his contemporary students would be at all surprised to hear that Matt is doing color commentary for the Penn Women’s Ice Hockey team broadcasts. Matt loves sports. Matt knows sports. Matt talks sports. And talks and talks sports. Hey, savvy broadcast execs, recognize value…

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  • Recent Newspaper Articles Highlight CCB Partnerships

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    We wanted to bring your attention to a couple of newspaper articles that appeared in November and brought attention to the Center. Both reflect great partnerships that help us ensure that our students can, as our tag line says, learn to “Take Charge with Confidence and Self-reliance!” The first, from November 5, appeared in the…

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  • J.D. Named Editor of the “Colorado Fire Fighter”

    J.D. with his cane in front of a Large Colorado Mountain Scene

    Last Monday our student J.D. couldn’t wait to report his big news. “Good news isn’t as good if you can’t tell someone,” he said at morning announcements. He went on to tell us that he had been named Editor of the Colorado Fire Fighter, the newsletter of the Colorado State Fire Fighters Association (CSFFA). His…

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  • A little about CCB at #NFBCO17 – @nfbco

    Ryan at the podium with Julie and Scott to the right at NFBCO17

    Everyone – staff and students – were in Fort Collins last weekend for the 63rd Convention of National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. For some, it was their first convention, while others were very involved in a number of activities and divisions. Above these three recent alums were at the podium at different moments.…

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  • “I rang my Freedom Bell (again)!” Serena has a new job!

    Serena ringing her Freedom Bell

    Editor’s Note: What follows is an e-mail Director Julie Deden received from Serena, a recent graduate of our Independence Training Program (ITP).Serena is the fifth ITP grad to find employment in the last month or so. It’s the best kind of news! We print the message with her permission. * * * Hi Julie, I…

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  • Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

    Trevor with Maggie and Amy assembling robots

    Here are a few pics from our Science Saturday way back in July! Studens rotated between three stations – basic chemistry, a station dedicated to weather, and a robotics class using Lego Mindstorms. With the first serious fall weather this week – misty rain, leaves turning and starting to litter the lawns and sidewalks –…

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