[NFBWATLK] Putting our collective knowledge to use

Matthew Hines matthewhines984 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 18:11:33 UTC 2018


The career fair takes place during the week of March 18 through March 22


Matthew Hines

> On Dec 11, 2018, at 8:56 PM, Cynthia Bennett <clb5590 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> Would you mind sharing what day in March and what folks would be doing?
> 
> Cynthia Bennett
>> Web: https://www.bennettc.com/
>> Twitter: @clb5590
>> 
>> Ph.D. Candidate in Human Centered Design and Engineering
>> University of Washington
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> 
> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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
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>> TVI (Any field)
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>> Braillist
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>> Music performer/instructor
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>> Medical field (office or hospital)
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>> Music and media production
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>> Culinary arts/baking
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>> Daycare workers
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>> Fitness/adaptive recreation
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>> Advertising/marketing
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>> Woodworking
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>> Journalism
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>> Engineering/computer hardware
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>> Computer software/programming
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>> Custodial
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>> Stylist
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>> Matthew Hines
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