Adults with Disabilities



Employability Skills Training Program

Mr. Brown Class putting together the new computer deskThe Employment Training Program is designed to help integrate adults with special needs into the community. The program is open to individuals who, with support, have the potential to succeed in the workplace and learn skills to live independently. The focus of the classroom is on employability, life management, social skills, interpersonal skills, and job retention. The on-the-job training component relies heavily on job development and individual job placement. 


Program Length: 1 year 



Merchandise Handler Training Program

students at Brewster Technical Center

The Merchandise Handler Training Program is a business-based program for adults with special needs. Training locations are at Macy's in Brandon, Citrus Town Centre, University, and Westshore Plaza. The focus of this program is to teach job skills at actual employment sites. Students are given the opportunity to be trained in areas of merchandise handling, shipping, and receiving. The School District of Hillsborough County in partnership with Macy's Stores sponsor this non-paid training.  


Program Length: 1 year



 Custodial Maintenance Training 

Custodial Maintenance Class at Brewster Technical Center. The Custodial Maintenance Training Program is designed to prepare adults with special needs for entry-level positions into various custodial careers. During the training each student will participate in an internship with the school district or one of the local private companies working with the Custodial Program.

Program Length: 1 year 



Culinary Preparation

The Culinary Art StudentsThe Culinary Operations Program prepares students for entry-level positions into various culinary careers. During the training each student will participate in an internship with the school district.

Program Length: 1 year 




Enrollment Requirements:

Provision of a documented disability and 18 years or older. 

Tuition Information: 

Tuition and fees vary by program.

Please contact Karen Nochella, Program Advisor at 813-276-5464 for more information.




Information on this form is for Florida Department of Education reporting requirements ONLY. This information WILL NOT be used to determine program eligibility or admission. Courses and programs are offered as part of the adult education program of Hillsborough County Schools under the direction of the School Board of Hillsborough County.

No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity under the direction of the local education agency.




                                                                                  National Technical Honor Society.           Council on Occupational Education.            Hillsborough County Public Schools.         sacs.      Hillsborough Technical Colleges.

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