Employment and Career Services
If you have a significant vision loss, are blind or DeafBlind, we can assist you in finding a job, advancing your career, or keeping the job you have.
We offer a variety of counseling, training, job skills, and job placement services.
These services vary according to individual needs. SSB counselors work with you to determine which services you will need to reach your job goal. Together you then develop a plan for reaching that goal.
For more information, call 651-539-2373.
Apply for services from an employment and career counselor, read our resource guide, and get assistive technology for work.
Evolve: VR, a Comprehensive Plan to Strengthen SSB
Evolve: VR (vocational rehabilitation) is a multi-year systemic change initiative to redesign our vocational rehabilitation services to better meet the needs of current and future customers of our program.
We are evolving into a customer-centric program that results in individuals obtaining life-sustaining careers that offer competitive wages and opportunities for advancement, providing individualized and transformational vocational services that are easy to navigate and positively impact the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind, and the best VR program in the country that people want to work for and with.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility will be embodied throughout and within the entire systemic change.
Self-Employment through the Business Enterprises Program
Qualified legally blind Minnesotans can become self-employed vending machine business owners through the Minnesota Business Enterprises Program.
Living with Vision Loss
Losing your vision can seem overwhelming at first, but you are not alone. We'll help you assess your needs and work with you to determine the best ways to meet your goals.
Braille, Radio, Talking Books, News
Books, newspapers, magazines and other materials in alternate formats. Services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed.
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