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STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE #1
EMPLOYMENT PREPAREDNESS VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
THE FACT IS...
According to the Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS), there is an unmet need to establish a Certification Program to include on-the-job training for blind individuals seeking job placement and promotions.
There is also an unmet need to provide access to education by virtual technology training.
Conklin Davis Center for the Visually Impaired (CDCVI) will be a leader in creating a Certification Program and Virtual Technology Training Program. DBS encouraged CDCVI to incorporate these programs into its strategic plan. The programs are now core to the achievement of a new CDCVI Strategic Imperative.
CDCVI is equipped with the necessary facility space, equipment and six staff credentialled and trained to spearhead that Strategic Imperative.
CDCVI averages 44 client job placements per year. Increase 62% within 3 years.
CDCVI averages 192 of referrals of clients per year. Increase 38% within 3 years.
CDCVI shares Certification Program with other State, Regional & National Blind agencies by 12/31/2025.
CDCVI shares Virtual Technology Training Program with other State, Regional & National Blind agencies by 12/31/2025
3 YEARS - $1,000,000
YEAR 1: 2023
Phase I: $500,000
Staff, Design of Programs, Research
Program Implementation, Equipment, Training
YEAR 2: 2024
Phase II: $250,000
YEAR 3: 2025
Phase III: $250,000
Program Expansion, Transfer of technology
EMPLOYERS DON’T SEE AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS BLIND.
THEY SEE A SKILLED NEW MEMBER OF THEIR TEAM.
Hiring a blind person can bring numerous benefits to employers including:
Employers who hire disabled people may be eligible for tax incentives or other financial benefits.
Blind people often have unique perspectives on the world, which can be invaluable in the workplace. They may approach tasks and problem-solving in different ways, which can help to promote innovation and creativity.
INCREASED EMPATHY & UNDERSTANDING
Employers who hire blind people may develop a greater understanding of the challenges that disabled people face in the workplace. This can help to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace culture for all employees.
LOYALTY AND DEDICATION
Blind people often have to work harder than their sighted colleagues to accomplish the same tasks. As a result, they tend to be highly dedicated and committed employees who are willing to go the extra mile for their employers.
ADHERENCE TO RULES AND PROCEDURES
Blind people are often highly organized and detail-oriented, which can make them well-suited to roles that require strict adherence to rules and procedures.
CDCVI DOES MORE THAN HELP TO EMPLOY BLIND PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY; IT LEADS BY EXAMPLE
OF CDCVI STAFF ARE
BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
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