What is Hugs Training Academy?

With over 6 years of employment and job carving success, we have taken our vocational training beyond those we currently employ. We have expanded Hugs Café, Inc. to now include Hugs Training Academy; an educational training center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who seek to be employed in the food service and hospitality industries.

How To Become A Student

Step 1 Fill out Hugs Training Academy Application below

Step 2 Be contacted by a member of the Hugs team to schedule an in-person assessment and student interview

Step 3 Complete in-person assessment and student interview. Provide necessary supporting documents as communicated by the Hugs Team. Discuss payment options. (The first payment must be made before the first day of attending the program.)

Step 4 Receive notice of program acceptance or recommendations and referrals

Step 5  Student beings Hugs Training Academy on scheduled semester start date

Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. If you meet certain criteria, your tuition for our program may be covered at up to 100%. For more information about this VR program and its funding, please visit the website below

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