Work Skills Academy

Work Skills Academy is a free entry-level training program designed for Occupational Course of Study (OCS) graduates and others who have barriers to traditional work who want to build their skills for entering the workforce. Work Skills Academy students will build skills, make connections with local employers, and master specific job tasks. Over the course of the program, students will develop an

Interview Portfolio documenting their achievements and the specific skills they have mastered. Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Work Skills Academy and Life Skills students are also involved in an ongoing service-learning project called LifeWorks, where they are able to put into practice some of the academic and employability skills they are learning.


To find out more about Work Skills Academy, including enrollment information, call 828.766.1329 or e-mail