Date 08 May 2021
Time 12:30 PM
Address Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Perth, ,
Now in its third year, the Careers Sampler brings children and young people who are blind or have low vision and their families together to hear from a range of people about pursuing and achieving career and employment goals.
The 2021 Careers Sampler will feature a keynote speech from Dr Theresa Ruig, Vision Australia volunteer partnerships director. Dr Ruig’s speech will cover her lived experience as someone who is blind, how volunteering can support the development of career skills, what the workplace of the future will look like for people who are blind or have low vision, and more.
The event will also again feature a panel of people who are blind or have low vision who will share their employment journeys, including the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
Dr Ruig’s keynote speech and the panel discussion will be broadcast via videoconferencing from Sydney to locations across Australia.
Careers Sampler attendees will then get the chance to meet with mentors who are blind or have low vision in an informal, conversational environment about their career experiences.
Sydney - PLEASE NOTE, THE SYDNEY EVENT IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT. PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW AND INDICATE YOU CAN NOT ATTEND IN PERSON TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS OF HOW TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY.
Melbourne – Vision Australia Kooyong
Brisbane – Vision Australia Coorparoo
Maroochydore - Vision Australia Maroochydore*
Perth - Vision Australia Perth*
Canberra - Vision Australia, ACT *
*Please note: Canberra, Maroochydore and Perth attendees will connect with mentors via Zoom, not in person.
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 8PM, FRIDAY MAY 7.