[NFBWATLK] Putting our collective knowledge to use

Cynthia Bennett clb5590 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 04:56:25 UTC 2018


Hi,
Would you mind sharing what day in March and what folks would be doing?

Cynthia Bennett
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> Twitter: @clb5590
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>  Ph.D. Candidate in Human Centered Design and Engineering
> University of Washington
> 


> On Dec 11, 2018, at 8:31 PM, Matthew Hines via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello everyone, I hope we all have had a great start to the holiday season.
> I am writing to enlist your knowledge and relationships for an upcoming
> event in March at the school for the blind.
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> The National Federation of the Blind of Clark County is coming on board as a
> partner to assist in facilitating the annual career fair at the school.  We
> are driving for a new wrinkle to the career fair this year and ongoing.  Our
> chapter would like to bring individuals from specific fields into the school
> to share their experiences in the field they are employed in as a blind or
> visually impaired professional.  The career fair does focus on employment
> achievable by the blind and visually impaired but we want to make sure that
> students are getting access to actual blind employees in the field they are
> interested in and we can help make that happen.  At the bottom of this email
> is a list of professions we are looking for recommendations on people to
> contact to bring down to the school from within the region.  Even if an
> individual is unable to attend the school career fair and share their
> experiences, it would be great to set up a future network of mentors for
> kids at the school to draw from during their tenure at the school. 
> 
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> 
> Our chapter is committed to assisting in logistics and transportation and we
> are also willing to put dollars on the table to make this happen.  Please
> feel free to contact me with questions (360)-980-2385 or by email with
> questions.  Please send me any suggestions or contacts in the fields below
> and I will do the follow up if you are not interested or do not have the
> time.  Thank you all for your support, this is a great opportunity and I
> hope we can come through big.  Please send all names and contact suggestions
> by January 1.
> 
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> Job mentor fields
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> Cashier
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> Barista
> 
> TVI (Any field)
> 
> Braillist
> 
> Music performer/instructor
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> Medical field (office or hospital)
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> Music and media production
> 
> Culinary arts/baking
> 
> Daycare workers
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> Fitness/adaptive recreation
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> Advertising/marketing
> 
> Woodworking
> 
> Journalism
> 
> Engineering/computer hardware
> 
> Computer software/programming
> 
> Custodial
> 
> Stylist
> 
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> Matthew Hines
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