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Archive: August 2013

Lighthouse SHINES – Success Stories

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 by David Parker

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Lighthouse Shines - Success StoriesJohn Mankowski - Ability to Market Program
By David Parker

When John Mankowski entered the Ability to Market Course, he knew that he had the technical skills to perform the job duties that would be required in his career field. What he lacked was the confidence to sell himself to potential employers. Mr. Mankowski was very anxious when speaking in front of a group...

Creating Jobs for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 by Perry Athanason

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ting Jobs for the Blind and Visually ImpairedI have been working with Lighthouse Central Florida for almost a year and the heart of this organization never ceases to amaze me!

Lately, we’ve been on a journey to inform and share our story with the Central Florida community and the response has been outstanding. However, we need more people and businesses to know about us, and the successes we are making on behalf of the blind and visually impaired citizens of Central Florida...

Grassroots Run Deep in Florida

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 by Perry Athanason

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Grassroots Run Deep in FloridaIt is no coincidence that this month marks the 75th Anniversary of National Industries for the Blind, and also marks the beginning of a nationwide Grassroots effort to build awareness of employment for the blind and visually impaired to our local political representatives. This Grassroots effort, led by the NIB and the AbilityOne program aims to get local politicians involved in the issues and efforts made by local agencies serving the blind and visually impaired…agencies like Lighthouse Central Florida...