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1 AFB CareerConnect Brings Innovation to Training for Teens, Adults, & Professionals American Foundation for the Blind Presented by Joe Strechay CareerConnect Associate & Scott Truax Program Manager CareerConnect & FamilyConnect

2 Objectives for this Session Participants will learn about the new online courses through AFB CareerConnect. Attendees will learn how to utilize AFB CareerConnect tools with their students to better prepare them for the challenges of employment. Participants will be introduced to the exciting multimedia content available on AFB CareerConnect.

3 Introduction to AFB CareerConnect Who is AFB? or Background on AFB CareerConnect Design of AFB CareerConnect Accessibility Customization

4 Job Seeker’s Toolkit Overview Self paced Topics Include: Self Awareness Career Exploration Job Seeking Interview Process Job Maintenance

5 Job Seeker’s Toolkit Who is it for? Teens Adults Professionals Families

6 Job Seeker’s Toolkit How is it Structured? Introduction Modules Lessons with in Modules 15-minute Lessons Assignments Example Assignments Resources Stores Information in My CareerConnect

7 Job Seeker’s Toolkit How can the Job Seeker’s Toolkit be utilized? Structured Lessons Tips & Advice Activities/assignments Provides age appropriate examples Resources

8 For Professionals Webcasts Continuing Education Units Utilizing CareerConnect to do career exploration Mentors for students & adults Student activities Success Stories Useful tools & articles Use AFB CareerConnect as a site when teaching a student to navigate the internet Job Postings

9 Webcasts from AFB CareerConnect Provided by AT&T Determining Assistive Technology Needs - Ike Career Exploration & Process - Karen College Preparation – Scott, Karen, & Panel Assistive Technology Needs for College – Ike Great for Professionals, Parents, & Families ACVREP CRCC Cost: Free!

10 For Teens Teen multimedia content TeenConnect message board Information for college preparation Success Stories Activities & articles Mentors & more mentors Personal Data Sheet Resume My CareerConnect Job Seeker’s Toolkit

11 For Job Seekers Articles Career information Success Stories Mentors Tips Work Life message board Personal Data Sheet Resume My CareerConnect Job Seeker’s Toolkit Multimedia Content Job Postings

12 For Employers Why hire a persons with a V.I.? Accommodations Articles Success Stories Resources

13 Multimedia Content “Aaron’s Adventures in Employment” Virtual Work Sites Webcasts Teens Interview Mentors Teens Talk About Summer Jobs Hire Vision “Are You Ready for College” game show & More!

14 Contact Information Scott Truax Joe Strechay


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