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