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 training.

Students will be expected to attend the training centre three-days-a-week. A firm commitment to training is expected.

If practical, and the student doesn’t live too far away, students can also travel to Victoria each week for training and return home later in the week.

Through its Blind People in Charge Program, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind teaches blindness / independence skills including Braille, travel with the long white cane, talking and Braille adaptive technology, cooking, cleaning, sewing, job readiness, organizational skills, financial management and other lifeskills. The PTCB uses a positive and empowering method of teaching that encourages students to problem solve and take charge of their own lives. All instructors and mentors at the centre are blind.

If you wish to learn more, or register, please contact us.

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Interested in becoming a trainer at the PTCB?

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Train the Trainer Workshop

Date: Tuesday September 5 – Friday September 8 2017.

Time: Tuesday and Wednesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday and Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

Location: Victoria Disability Resource Centre, 817a Fort Street.

This four day workshop, offered free of charge, is for individuals interested in becoming an instructor at the PTCB.  We are looking for blind or partially sighted adults who have independent blindness skills in at least two of the following areas: Braille, travelling with a white cane, accessing technology through a screen reader and independent life skills.

The workshop will include:

  • The Foundation: including founding principles of the PTCB, its philosophy and code of ethics
  • Training Basics: including the structured discovery model, use of sleep shades, peer trainers, the long white cane and problem solving.
  • Assessment and Goal Setting
  • Lesson Planning
  • Specific Training Techniques and Tools
  • PTCB Policy and Best Practices

It will include discussions, demonstrations, hands on exercises and assignments.  Participants will be expected to attend all Train the Trainer sessions and will be evaluated throughout the week.

For more information please call: 250-580-4910 or email:

lbartram@telus.net  or info@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

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We’re now accepting students from outside Victoria

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 training. PTCB will be accepting new students to start in the fall. Students will be expected to attend the training centre three-days-a-week. A firm commitment to training is expected.

If practical, and the student doesn’t live too far away, students can also travel to Victoria each week for training and return home later in the week.

Through its Blind People in Charge Program, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind teaches blindness / independence skills including Braille, travel with the long white cane, talking and Braille adaptive technology, cooking, cleaning, sewing, job readiness, organizational skills, financial management and other lifeskills. The PTCB uses a positive and empowering method of teaching that encourages students to problem solve and take charge of their own lives. All instructors and mentors at the centre are blind.

If you wish to learn more, or register for the fall, please contact us.

Elizabeth Lalonde, Executive Director
Pacific Training Centre for the Blind
Phone 250-580-4910
info@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

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