Job Placement Services
Staff conducts a very thorough assessment to determine the best job match for the client as well as the employer. Jobs that VISIONS clients have obtained or kept include:
- Ski instructor
- Park ranger
- Director of Development
- Call Center Representative
- Massage Therapist
- College Professor
- Teacher Aide
- Nurse’s Aide
- Social Worker
- Language Interpreter
Work Readiness Training
Commonly known as “soft skills” training, these workshops are held in both residential and non-residential settings, where job-seekers are trained in best practices for resume-writing, financial literacy, career planning, and additional preparation for the world of work. Job seekers attend networking events, career fairs, and visit employers at their place of business.
Work Experience Training (WET)
Work experience training gives adult job seekers and college students the opportunity to gain current and relevant experience in an actual work setting. These WETs usually last between 8 and 13 weeks, and are at no cost to the employer! WET interns receive a stipend that covers transportation, meals, clothing and other internship related costs.
College to Careers Program
VISIONS College to Careers program offers college students intensive group, and one-on-one training, that will enable them to build their job readiness, socialization and employment skills. Program staff identifies a variety of employers who can provide internships to build student’s job skills as well as offer competitive employment for scholars who successfully complete the program.
Basic and advanced computer literacy
The department offers clients an introduction to keyboarding and to computer applications (Internet, email, word-processing, spreadsheet and database management) on the Windows, MAC and Google platforms. This training is conducted in either group or one-to-one settings for job seekers, college students and seniors.
Vocational Technology Training
Includes advanced training in Microsoft Office products, the MAC operating system and the Google Suite. Advanced training is usually conducted in a one-to-one setting and is customized to the specific needs of the client.
The client and the NYS Commission for the Blind vocational rehabilitation counselor are fully engaged in the job seeking process. Because our primary goal is to help clients prepare for long-term career growth, we work collaboratively to promote and foster independence.
To learn more about work readiness training, work experience training or if you are an employer and would like to conduct a mock interview, host a visit to your worksite for one of our training groups, or host a trainee at your place of business, free of charge contact: Heather Hanlon-Emeka, Director of Workforce Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (212) 625-1616, Extension 108.