Vision Australia Careers Sampler 2020: Save the date!

16 January 2020

Vision Australia’s Careers Sampler is a back in 2020!

After a successful inaugural event in 2019, the Careers Sampler is back bigger than ever this year!

Burwood RSL will again be the flagship site for this year’s event, hosting a keynote speech from Dr Karen Wolffe and a discussion between a panel with blindness or low vision as they talk about their experiences of choosing and following their career paths.

Dr Wolffe’s keynote speech and the panel discussion will be broadcast via videoconferencing at Vision Australia’s Kooyong and Coorparoo locations.

Each of the three locations will then provide attendees with the chance to meet with mentors who are blind or have low vision in an informal, conversational environment about their career experiences.

The 2020 Careers sampler is again open to children and young people who are blind or have low vision and their parents and carers, as well as vision teachers.

We're also on the hunt for volunteer mentors in all locations to share their experiences with attendees. Find out more about that opportunity here.

SAVE THE DATE! Vision Australia’s Careers Sampler 2020

You’re invited to our Careers Sampler for March 2020

Kids and teenagers

Do you want to know how people with blindness or low vision have found jobs?  How they chose their career paths?  What training or study they did?  Where they found work experiences?  What skills they needed to get a job?

Parents

Do you wonder how your child will prepare for their future?  What skills you could help them to develop to support their long-term employability?  Do you want to know how adults with blindness or low vision perform their job roles?

Vision Teachers

Are you keen to hear experiences of preparing for employment that you can share with your students?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then please put this event in your diaries!

Date: Saturday 7th March 2020

Time: 12.30pm – 4.30 pm AEDT (to be confirmed)

Where:

  • Sydney - Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftsbury Road, Burwood, NSW
  • Melbourne – Vision Australia, Kooyong
  • Brisbane – Vision Australia, Coorparoo

Come along and listen to Dr Karen Wolffe, a world-renowned expert in the area of vision impairment and employability; and a panel of presenters with blindness or low vision as they talk about their experiences of choosing and following their career paths. The smooth and the bumpy bits! And afterwards, meet and chat with a range of mentors in an informal, conversational environment. 

As a special treat for families in Melbourne, the Feelix Library is holding an early employability event in the morning (more details to follow).

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest for further information, please contact us on: visionaustraliachildrenservicessydney@visionaustralia.org.