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Applications Being Accepted for the Second Session of the Uniquely Abled Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the second session of the Uniquely Abled Academy being held at Glendale Community College.

Here are some details:

  • 16-week program, February 21 to June 14, 2017
  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • To teach those with high-functioning autism to be entry-level computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists
  • Includes CNC programming, setup and operation, and job readiness skills training
  • For those who qualify, most or all of the costs may be covered

The Uniquely Abled Academy program is focused on careers that require specialized training. The approach is to identify the unique abilities of folks with a particular diagnosis, and then match jobs in demand that require those unique abilities. The first career for which training is being provided is CNC manufacturing machine operator for those diagnosed with high-functioning autism.