Career and Technical Education

The Arc of the Capital Area’s Career & Technical Education initiative provides adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the skills and motivation to pursue integrated employment. Students will engage in instruction uniquely designed to meet business and industry standards, so they leave the program with marketable skills in a desired field.

 

Apply for your module of choice now!

To Apply:

  1. Review the handbook
  2. Fill out the application and accompanying forms
  3. Program staff will review your application for eligibility
  4. After application is reviewed, we will schedule you for an Intake Appointment for a program tour, Q&A and informational interview with Applicant
  5. Following Intake Appointment, Applicant will attend 1 trial day in Education program to see if the environment is a good fit for you; this will give us an idea of how you socialize with others, etc.
  6. Applicant will attend Exploration Day to assess interest and ability to participate in Career and Technical module
  7. Acceptance into program after successful completion of Exploration Day
  8. Payment is due on the first day of chosen module (Private pay and provider pay options are available)

 

Education Modules

Food Service AssistantWorking in a restaurant.

Enrich your knowledge of the food service industry. Students who complete the course will leave with a certificate of completion, ability to test for the Food Handler’s license, essential self-confidence, social skills and a career plan.

Course Schedule: March 20th – May 8th
Application due March 1st
Exploration Day March 16th

 

 

 

 

 

HorticulturalistWorking with plants.

Enrich your knowledge of horticulture for a career in nurseries, greenhouses, landscaping and more. Students who complete the course will leave with a certificate of completion, essential self-confidence, social skills, and a career plan.

Course Schedule: May 21st – July 10th
Application due May 1st
Exploration Day May 18th

 

 

 

Childcare AssistantWorking with children.

Enrich your knowledge in child care for a career as a childcare assistant, classroom aide, and more. Students who complete the course will leave with a certificate of completion, ability to test for CPR/First Aid certificate, essential self-confidence, social skills, and a career plan.

Course Schedule: July 23rd – September 18th
Application due July 1st
Exploration Day July 20th

 

 

 

 

Fast Track to Employment

Students who successfully complete their selected education module can fast track into The Arc of the Capital Area’s Employment Services, with access to:

  • Individualized job placement
  • Job coaching
  • Assistance in navigating community resources

Learn more about The Arc’s Employment Services HERE

For more information on the program, view the student handbook and download the application, or contact Amber Nelson, Director of Art and Education, below.

Click HERE to download the Application form

View Student Handbook HERE

Contact Information
Amber Nelson
Director, Art and Education
Anelson@arcaustin.org
Phone: 512-476-7044 x236
Fax: 512-476-9054