I've spent two full days here at the Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center. Two very full days. My days begin early; up at 6, breakfast begins at 7:00, classes start at 8:00. The day is broken into 8 "hours", 50 minutes each with an hour for lunch. Just like high school there are 5 minutes in between each class, and if you have 3 unexcused absences or tardies in a month you are suspended from the program.
Class schedules can change weekly, and several of the classes last for 2 hours. This week my classes consist of Life Skills, Braille, Computers, Orientation and Mobility, Cooking, Fitness, Industrial Arts, Crafts, Bowling, Counseling. I have already "passed" two classes, Personal Management and Vocational Training.
Some classes are more challenging than others - Braille is challenging, I have more to learn about computers than I thought. Others should be a lot of fun; I am looking forward to learning how to knit in Crafts. They all have a purpose though - even Bowling.