Services | Career Services & Support

Career Services Instructor helping edit a man's resume.
Career Services Instructor teaching a blind or visually impaired man to use a sewing machine.

CAREER SERVICES & SUPPORT

The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind offers career assessment, workplace readiness, job coaching and training for individuals who are visually impaired. Statistically over 60% of  people who are blind and visually impaired are unemployed. Our career services area works to help the blind and visually impaired find meaningful long-term employment & careers that will enable independence and successful living.

Career Service & Support Areas:

  • Job Skills Assessments
  • Textile Apprenticeship Training
  • Contact Management / Call Center Apprenticeship Training
  • Mailroom Service Training
  • General Workplace Readiness Training
  • Interviewing Skills and Resume Writing
  • Industrial and Fulfillment Skills Training
  • Specialty Job Skills Training
  • Career Advancement Training
  • Coaching and Mentoring of Candidates for career success

Apprenticeship Programs:

  • Textile Apprenticeship Training
    • Provides fast pace, intensive training in high end fashion apparel and textile sewing for individuals with little to no sewing experience. A 9-12 week program whereby apprentices must exceed standard levels of quality in technique along with the understanding of design and fashion, material science, machinery functionality and overall textile knowledge. The program is equivalent to 1 year of garment construction at a collegiate level.
  • Contact Management/Customer Service Apprenticeship Training
    • Provides an intensive training program designed to bring individuals with limited skills to a level of excellence in business services. A 4 week program focused on developing skills in workplace readiness, interviewing, customer service, communications, organization, scheduling and office management. Prerequisites are in assistive technology use, Microsoft Office Suite, Keyboarding and Web Browser proficiencies.

Job Placement Support

Internal placement at Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind through contract programs and/or internal hire:

  • Textiles
  • Injection Molding
  • Office Products
  • Assembly & Fulfillment
  • Contact Management / Call Center
  • Other positions as becomes available

External placement at Dallas Lighthouse partner businesses:

  • Career Dream-Job Placement
  • Career Advancement Placement
  • Specialty Skills or Requirement Based Placement