Uniquely Abled LogoApplications are now rolling in for the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA) at Crawford Tech. UAA is a CNC training program for individuals on the autism spectrum who are savvy with computer and math skills. The first 16-week cohort in Meadville will begin on September 12. For qualifying students, there is no cost for the program that includes technical training along with job readiness skills instruction. Students will learn to program, set up, and operate CNC machines, combined with using quality control instruments, shop mathematics, and blueprint reading. Graduates will qualify for several entry level positions, including machine trainee, machinist apprentice, and CNC operator. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, meet the minimum requirements, and take part in an on-site tour and assessment to determine if the program is a good fit. Space is limited. The Uniquely Abled Academy at Crawford Tech is supported by the PA Dept of Labor as part of a grant award totaling $60,320 and also $10,000 mini-grant from MEP National Network, America Works initiative.

For more information, download the program brochure here.