Career Education


The Career Education program at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) believes that all students are entitled to the opportunities, experiences, accommodations and supports necessary to prepare them for meaningful work or other purposeful activities that are valued by society.

MSB Female Student Makes Coffee in Rock-N-Roll CafeAs early as age five, career education is implemented into student programs.  Throughout their time at MSB, students are given the opportunity to experience career awareness, career exploration, career preparation and transition activities.

On campus student work experiences include:

  • Working at The “Rock-N-Roll” Café
  • Assisting in the Clothes Pole (a student-run resale store)
  • Packaging and delivering supplies to various programs throughout the school
  • Serving meals at the staff Birthday luncheon and Board of Director luncheon
  • Working in the School Store
  • Delivering mail and packages throughout the school
  • Micro businesses (dog toys, dog biscuits, bath salts, customized pins)
  • Money Management
  • Technology
  • Off campus career experiences include:
  • Restaurant (food prep)
  • Print Shop
  • Cleaning
  • Humane Society
  • Daycare
  • Horticulture
  • Assisted-living centers

Girl Assists Shop Staff at The Clothes Pole - A Resale Shop at MSBWe are always looking for new ways to assist our students in the exploration of various types of jobs in the community.  If you own or work for a business that would be willing to give our students an internship opportunity or you would like to learn more about working with people with visual impairments or visit our work programs, please contact the Career Education department.

For more information about Career Education, contact:

Dareen Barrios, Assistant Principal  Functional Academics; Career Education
410.444.5000 ext. 1203 | dareenb@mdschblind.org