VDEI is assisting with a new research project called 'Hear Me Out!', an online training program for deaf teens that focusses on attaining skills and language appropriate for succeeding in a job interview.
Mentoring organisation Hear For You, who will be managing the online program in partnership with The University of Melbourne, are calling for teenagers from Years 7 to 12 in Victoria, NSW and QLD to participate in the project.
Deaf mentors and vocal trainers will be sharing stories of how they succeeded in job interviews. They will also provide valuable insights and advice for those wanting to gain a part-time job while at school.
The program will run every week in August for 45 minutes a session. On 8 September, a live workshop will be held in Melbourne so that participants may practise for job interviews.
The program has been sponsored by The Victorian Deaf Education Institute, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, The University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts, the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES), the Australian Communication Exchange.
If you wish to participate in the program, please email Sophie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 July 2013.