E-Newsletter - April 2016

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EGTI Graduates its First Class

The Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), a program of The Arc of Indiana Foundation, graduated our first group of students on Saturday, March 19. Located in the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana, EGTI provides vocational training for a variety of jobs in the hotel, food service and healthcare environments. Students can commute or live onsite at our hotel. It’s like a talent incubator! During their time at EGTI, students work with our instructors to learn specific job skills, and then practice those skills through on-the-job training and an internship at Courtyard Muncie, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co., or IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. In addition, our students receive support and instruction on developing and improving social and life skills that will be key to success on the job, as well as instruction on navigating and utilizing community resources. Although employability is the main focus for our students at EGTI, there is a lot of opportunity to embrace the whole student experience which includes expanding their social lives, increasing independence and learning skills in how to get along with a diverse group of people.  Read more