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Lighthouse Seeking Business Partners for its Work-Based Learning Experiences

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SARASOTA, Fla. – May 27, 2021 – Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is seeking individuals from the business community to partner with its Work-Based Learning Experience Program, a summer program that assists teenagers, affected by vision loss and interested in various careers,  to gain valuable work experiences. The Learning Experiences can be from one week to four weeks during the month of July 2021.

Lighthouse’s Young Adults Program is specifically designed for students 14-22 years old with vision loss. This program includes the Work-Based Learning Experience and prepares teenagers and young adults to develop independence and as they prepare for the transition from high school to continued education and/or employment.

“The Work-Based Learning Experience gives high school students, affected by vision loss, the opportunity to learn valuable workplace skills they can use for the rest of their life,” said Lisa Howard, Lighthouse CEO. “We encourage local businesses to partner with the Lighthouse to support our young clients’ goal of being independent .”

To learn more about Work-Based Learning Experiences, please contact Angeline Koplau at angeline.koplau@lighthouseeducationcenter.org or visit https://lighthouseeducationcenter.org/programs/work-based-learning-experience/.  For more information about the Lighthouse and to learn about our programs and services provided at NO COST to individuals affected by vision loss, visit www.LighthouseEducationCenter.org.  

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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.