Participants build employability skills through hands-on learning.

From health and nutrition to career research, Skills Training can help you get where you want to go.

ADEC’s Skills & Training Center is dedicated to assisting participants in discovering and utilizing their individuals abilities in the workplace, at home, and within the community through interactive classroom instruction and activity. The program is open to all individuals 18 or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities interested in developing personal independence for living and working in the community. It is not a one-size-fits-all program but is instead catered to each participant’s diverse needs and individual goals with the intention of promoting personal growth in maximizing functional ability, independence, and exposure to daily life activities.

Instruction focuses on skills within six broad domains and is taught through structured individual and group instruction, hands-on skill development stations, recreational activities, community involvement, and building relationships with local employers.

The six domains are:

• Communication & Technology Skills
• Community Safety
• Independent Living
• Transferrable Skills
• Recreation & Leisure
• Self Determination

As a participant shows growth and demonstrates mastery across the domains, they will begin moving toward the next steps of their individual journey whether that be employment, community living, and/or social engagement and development.

ADEC’s Skills Training program operates Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. Scheduling
is individualized, and a participant need not attend five days per week. Transportation
may be available for those that qualify.

For more information about Skills Training, email [email protected] or call (574)295-3167.

What’s The Hub?

The Hub is a large repurposed industrial space attached to ADEC Industries, located on the East side of Elkhart, IN. The space is organized into specific learning areas, computer banks, and study areas to enable individuals to train for a variety of life and vocational skills.

Apply for Skills Training