Students in the Envision Success Project complete internships and projects that further their career interests. Here Victoria is taking photos for a film she produced. She also interned at a Photography studio and completed 3 Trades Win videos. She is now a college student majoring in filmmaking.
Polus Center is one of the vendors funded by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind to provide Pre-Employment Transition Service (Pre-ETS) services to schools or families at no cost. These services address five key areas:
- Counseling for job exploration
- Developing work-based learning experiences
- Counseling on opportunities for postsecondary educational programs
- Training to develop social skills and independent living, including workplace readiness, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training, and Assistive Technology (AT)
- Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring
To be considered eligible for Pre-ETS, a student must be visually impaired, aged 14-21 (up to their 22nd birthday), and receiving services through an IEP or a Section 504 Plan. Students may be either eligible for MCB vocational rehabilitation services or “potentially eligible.”
For more information or to make a referral for any of these programs, please contact Theresa Kane, 978-270-2457.