Future Reflections Convention Report 1997, Vol. 16 No. 3
By Lorraine Rovig, Director Job Opportunities for the Blind (JOB)
Job Opportunities for the Blind (JOB) is a free, national program offered by the National Federation of the Blind in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor. Transition programs love to steer their students toward the free subscription for the only recorded job magazine in the U.S. and JOB's other recorded publications. Contact JOB for a "JOB Sample Pack" if you are unfamiliar with this program.
JOB's 1997 National Job Seminar is now available free on two cassettes (2-track). Wonderful lively presentations include "Techniques for Blind Teachers" by Mary Willows and Melissa Williamson, "How to Find, Train, Use, and Fire Readers and Drivers," "Hiring Decisions: Tips to Young Job Hunters," by Dr. Ralph E. Bartley, Superintendent of the Kentucky School for the Blind, and "Blind Workers in Medical Fields," along with several more intriguing presentations on this 3-hour set of tapes. JOB would like your request on letterhead if you are a professional; others may call or write for a copy of the "1997 National JOB Seminar." By the way, the table of contents is posted on www.nfb.org under the heading "Services."
What can you do if you do not go on to college or if you do not want a professional job? Check our "Jobs Blind People are Doing with a High School Education or Less" (2-track, two cassettes/set).
This is a compilation of excerpts from past issues of the JOB Recorded Bulletin and past National JOB Seminars. Some of the jobs mentioned are: laundry worker, carpenter, factory worker, and model. Again, professionals, please make your request on letterhead to:
JOB/NFB, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, or e-mail to: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Others may call JOB from 12:30 to 5 p.m. EST on 800-638-7518.