Lighthouse and Sarasota/Manatee Counties Gator Clubs Partner for Job Skills Boot Camp
SARASOTA, Fla. – May 6, 2021 – Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center will host a Job Skills Boot Camp in partnership with Manatee and Sarasota Counties’ Gator Clubs. The Job Skills Boot Camp will be attended by high school students and adults affected by vision loss on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot, at the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center, 7318 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Members of the Sarasota and Manatee Counties Gator Clubs will use their professional knowledge and skills to provide topics and specialized training to Lighthouse clients including: Cover Letters, Resumes, Soft vs Hard Skills, Scholarships, Interview Skills, Job Search & Applications, Career Goals, Appearance & Expectations, Communication & Time Management and Finances & Tax Forms.
Individuals participating in the Job Skills Boot Camp are clients in our Transition and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs who are seeking employment. Teens from our Transition Program are preparing for Lighthouse’s Work-Based Learning Experience, working at local businesses in an array of job fields during the month of July. Business owners interested in participating in this program can visit https://lighthouseeducationcenter.org/programs/work-based-learning-experience/ to learn more.
“The Lighthouse is delighted to partner with the Sarasota and Manatee Counties’ Gator Clubs,” said Lisa Howard, Lighthouse CEO. “This partnership will prepare our teen clients with valuable job skills that companies are looking for.”
To learn more about the Job Skills Boot Camp, please contact Nicole Mobley at Nicole.Mobley@LighthouseEducationCenter.org and to learn more about the programs and services offered by the Lighthouse at NO COST to individuals affected by vision loss, please visit www.LighthouseEducationCenter.org. Social distancing will be maintained with masks and hand sanitizer available throughout the event.
###About the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center: Our mission is to educate and empower those affected by vision loss so they may enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives. Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is the only nationally accredited, non-profit agency providing rehabilitation training to blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages (children through seniors) in five Florida counties including Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Highlands and DeSoto.