Oklahoma students who are blind or visually impaired, their parents and teachers are invited to the seventh Future Shock Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.


Oklahoma students who are blind or visually impaired, their parents and teachers are invited to the seventh Future Shock Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

The free event is sponsored by OSB and the Oklahoma School for the Blind Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Inc. on the school campus, located at 3300 Gibson Street in Muskogee.

OSB is a division of the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

“This one of a kind educational experience targets a specific group of students and offers a different approach to informing these young adults about the career opportunities that are available to them,” School for the Blind Superintendent Jim Adams said.

Many Future Shock presenters are blind or visually impaired individuals with successful careers, who serve as effective role models and mentors for the students.

Representatives from Oklahoma colleges and universities will be available in the information center to answer questions about their programs.

Several local companies, as well as companies from Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, New Jersey, California, and Florida who employ blind and visually impaired individuals, will be on campus to share their knowledge of the current job market.

“Future Shock is all about exposure -- exposure to information on how to get a job, exposure to colleges and universities, exposure to adults who are successful even though they are visually impaired, and exposure to new ideas,” said PTO President Linda Graber.  “Future Shock is about shocking students into action or planning, so they too can be successful.”

For more information about Future Shock, contact Linda Graber toll free at 877-229-7136 or email graber.linda@yahoo.com.