|By Marla Dougherty 6/28/11
I stopped by the RIT table and asked Mary Ellen Tait from NTID’s Center on Employment department, what she wanted our NVRC readers to know. Mary Ellen said she would be delighted if we could help get the word out on the RIT bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for veterans who have hearing loss as a result of their service. Named to the 2010 Military Friendly Schools list, RIT offers tuition-reduced classes with access to C-Print captioning services, counseling, and audiology services which include cochlear implant mapping.
RIT holds a job fair every October and assists in finding internships. The graduates are high-tech, highly trained workers and the university helps find work positions. The Outreach Education and Training department offers on-site employer workshops with each program custom designed to address issues unique to that firm. For more information about the veterans degree program visit their website: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/veterans/