Tag: careers

  • ‘I am not my blindness’: What the blind community wishes you knew – from USA TODAY

    Erin talks to a group during Enrichment

    Erin talks to a group during Enrichment

    This article appeared in USA Today yesterday, November 17. It features our graduate Erin Daley, of whom we are naturally quite proud. In the article, Erin mentions that she loves to travel and will be visiting the Baltic countries. Well, she’s on her way right now!

    If you’re a sighted person, you likely have misconceptions about blind people. Time to educate yourselves.

    Check out this story on usatoday.com

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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 as Chair and Vice Chair on several key committees. She was appointed to the Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind Interim Study Committee. A cancer survivor, she founded and co-chaired the Cancer Caucus. The Statesman, the newspaper which covered the state capitol, named her the most effective member of the House for her final term.… Read the rest “Agenda: MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU 2018”

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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.

    Morning Sessions:

    Keynote Speakers:
    Dianne Primavera, CEO of Susan G. Komen, former state legislator, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation supervisor/counselor and much more.

    Judy Mares-Dixon, owner of Mares-Dixon & Associates, has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986.

    Employment Panel:
    Scott Labarre, attorney
    Petr Kucheryavyy, manager, Charter Communications
    Marcus Sands, wood worker and furniture builder

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

    Each participant will choose two sessions to attend from these options:

    • Rehabilitation 101 – getting started
    • Working in the federal government – what to expect
    • The Business Enterprise Program – an exciting opportunity
    • Get set up with a Workforce Center to find a job!… Read the rest “Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College”

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  • From Poor Kid to Prof, Eddie Bell Challenges Students to Challenge Themselves

    Dr. Edward (Eddie” Bell, Director of the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University, visited the Colorado Center for the Blind on September 3. In Colorado to provide expert testimony to the Colorado Legislature’s Interim Study Committee on Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, he also presented an excellent philosophy class to our students, urging them to consider higher education as a means to economic independence.

    Describing himself as a “ghetto kid” from Albuquerque who’d already dropped out of school by the time he became blind, he told students that he had no plans ever to go to college.… Read the rest “From Poor Kid to Prof, Eddie Bell Challenges Students to Challenge Themselves”

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