Glendale Community College, an AMP SoCal partner, teaches a 13-week CNC Machinist training program for individuals with high-functioning autism, which also includes instruction in job readiness, soft skills, site visits and open laboratory. Program graduates will qualify for entry-level positions such as machinist apprentice, CNC operator and CNC programmer. This unprecedented program was made possible through a collaboration with machine technology educators, specialists in education for those with autism, community organizations, and state and local social service agencies.
Registration is now open for the second session that will start on February 21, 2017. Classes will be Mon-Thur, 8am-3pm.
- Open House at GCC: Saturday, December 3, 10am-12pm (parents & students & interested parties invited). Come to find out more about the UA Academy Program, the career possibilities, expected salaries, and to meet the supporting agencies
- Applications: Apply as early as possible to have adequate time to apply for possible eligibility by other agencies offering external support services.
- Classes start: February 21, 2017
- Classes end: June 14, 2017
The application process may be found at:
We would appreciate referrals of any students you think qualified and interested.
For those who qualify, the program cost may be all or partially covered.
Please contact Aide@UniquelyAbledProject.org if you are interested in hiring a graduate
Press & Publications
- AACC 21st Century Center: Manufacturing Academy for Students With Autism, June 1, 2016
- LA Times Community News, Glendale News-Press: GCC’s new program for adults with autism matches potential with skills, May 7, 2016
- LA Times Community News, Glendale News-Press: State grant provides funding for GCC program offering machine training to adults with autism, June 15, 2016