Spotlight on Work Readiness
Through HKSB’s Pre-Vocational Training and Orientation to Work programs, young people are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities that match their skills, interests and goals. In the five-day Pre-Vocational Training, students learn about different career possibilities — and they learn about themselves. They identify their particular skills, abilities and interests; find out how to communicate their value, needs and preferences to others; and discover ways to overcome vision-related challenges in the workplace.
HKSB’s 12-week summer program gives low vision teens a taste of the world of work. Our placement specialists work individually with students, ages 15-21, helping them to find internships that match their interests; coaching them through applications and interviews; and providing on-site support when they’re on the job. Students learn firsthand what it takes to work in a given field on a day-to-day basis, building marketable skills and enhancing their resumes in the process.