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.
About Our Classes
Hugs Training Academy serves ages 14 and above. Trainees should be ready to use their skills to enter the workforce upon program completion.
Classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney and at Dallas College. The McKinney classes will stay at Trinity Presbyterian Church until we raise the funds to build our permanent training facility.
McKinney Location- Trinity Presbyterian Church
5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071
Dallas Location- Dallas College
11830 Webb Chapel Rd #1200, Dallas, TX 75234
The cost to attend the Hugs Cafe Inc. Training Academy is $3,200 per semester.
The Hugs Training Academy curriculum is focused on providing entry level skills to students so they are ready to enter the workforce in the culinary or hospitably fields. Subject covered at Hugs Training Academy include:
Industry and Work Specific Skills
With over a 120 years of special education and culinary teaching experience, our team of teachers have created one of the most unique and innovative programs to bring entry levels jobs to a wider audience. Our goal is to offer an adaptive workplace learning experience to meet the needs of the many abilities in our community.
Days and Times
Class is taught two days a week. Class begins at 10am and end at 3pm each day.
10:00am-12:30pm Morning Session
12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-3:00pm Afternoon Session
Spring Semester January 3rd – April 17th
Summer Semester June 3rd – August 8th
Fall Semester September 16th – December 11th
Dallas College Campus
Spring Semester January 16th – April 11th
Summer Semester June 4th – August 8th
Fall Semester September 17th – December 12th
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