The Lighthouse of Broward for the Blind & Visually Impaired (LHOB) has been providing critical key rehabilitation services and training so that children and adults who are blind or significantly visually impaired can become and maintain independence. For over forty-five years, our rehabilitation services have included training in life skills, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, braille, and an employment preparation program. While everyone deserves the opportunity to work, 70% of people who are blind or visually impaired remain unemployed. To help address this problem, the Lighthouse of Broward created Lighthouse Workforce Enterprises.
Lighthouse of Broward’s Workforce Enterprises program provides hands-on job training, a work experience program, and employment opportunities to people who are visually impaired or blind. Trained workers are employed at The Lighthouse Workforce Enterprises, as well as in the community. Employment at the Lighthouse of Broward is contingent upon Federal contracts developed with the National Industries for the Blind, corporate partnerships, and community support. Since opening in 2018, we have been fortunate to receive several contracts. We are always ready for more. Please contact us below for more information about partnering with us to hire our talented workforce.
“Working for the Lighthouse is and has been a humbling experience …learning that people with visual impairments have a place where they can work and develop a sense of confidence and independence. Not only have I gained knowledge from my peers at the Workforce, but adoration for every staff member …to recognize them as family. Under the guidance of Mr. Scott Stewart, we have learned that all things are possible in a work environment for the blind and visually impaired. We just have to make adjustments.”
“I have been working at the plant since October 2020. I started with assembling wireless mice. Scott and Roberto trained me how to do it and I learned from each of them. On my first day, I assembled 47 units and it was hard for me to do it but day after day it became easier. I enjoy doing it and mostly I love working with my coworkers. We have a great workplace and we enjoy working with each other. With my time I have learned multiple tasks from quality control on the computer, to packaging. I love to be more helpful and love to grow. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work here.”
“I started working [at Lighthouse Workforce Enterprise] in February of 2020. At first, it took me a long time to assemble one mouse, as days and weeks went by, I got better. Now at the end of the day, we can complete 350 to 400 units per day. Now I’ve been introduced by the manager to start blistering on the machines, and this is one of my favorite places.”