Pacific Training Centre Will Be Once Again Closed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Due to Snowfall

Unfortunately, due to the snow in the Victoria Area, the Pacific Training Centre will once again be closed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you all posted. Stay warm! Alex

We’re looking for Blindness Skills Instructors!

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is currently looking for up to three individuals to provide services to its programs. We require Blindness Skills Instructors and Project Managers who have proficiency in at least some of the following areas: Braille literacy Travel with the long white cane Adaptive technology, including JAWS, NVDA screen readers, and…

‘The Blind Leading the Blind’ Indeed

As part of our curriculum, students often venture out in public to train. We’ll practice our cane travel skills in the heart of Victoria’s busy downtown core, for instance, so we become accustomed to heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It’s a thoroughly positive experience, as our blind training staff are experts and well equipped to…

What does a sailboat have to do with blindness skills training?

We’re sometimes asked why the Pacific Training Centre’s logo is a pictorial of a sailboat. Fair question. After all, we don’t teach sailing skills. So what does a nautical vessel have to do with blindness skills training? There are several reasons we chose to go this route. First, sailboats are awesome and fun, just like…

Congratulations to our student who graduated from the Blind People in Charge Program last month.

We are proud of all of our students and everything that they accomplish. We’d like to highlight one student in particular who worked so hard and accomplished so much during his time at the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind. His accomplishments included: Learning to walk with a long white cane. Using public transit to…

Want to work with us? We’re seeking a Blindness Skills Instructor.

Independent Contractor Position: Blindness Skills Instructor Location: Victoria, BC Reports To: Program Coordinator Dates of Contract: January 9, 2018 to June 29, 2018 Hours: up to 12 per week (number of days and hours are somewhat flexible). Hourly Rate: $20 We are looking for someone who is passionate about teaching, excited by new challenges, and…

The PTCB Is Expanding!

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is expanding its Blind People in Charge Adult program to include students from outside of Victoria. Staff at the centre will work with an out-of-town student to find appropriate and viable housing options for these students such as billeting, homestay or other affordable accommodation while they are…