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Job Search Skills Training for Transition-Age Youth

Started Sep 22, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

This course is based on findings from a research project focusing on the impact of a job search skills training. The project involved designing a job search skills training program called Putting Your Best Foot Forward and conducting a study to test its effectiveness for youth who are blind or have low vision. This course provides an overview of the Putting Your Best Foot Forward program, short-term and long-term outcomes, feedback from service providers and youth who took part in the study, and implications for the provision of work experiences and job search skills training. 

This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the learning processes used in a job search skills training program for transition-age youth who are blind or have low vision.
  2. Describe the primary topics covered in the job search skills training program.
  3. Discuss short-term and long-term outcomes from a research study of the effectiveness of the program.
  4. Identify how to access the program materials and related resources for transition-age youth.
  5. Describe the potential unintended consequences of offering repeated sponsored work experiences to transition-age youth.

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

NRTC logo and Mississippi State logo 

NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

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