Welcome to the
Skills Center

A first-of-its-kind vocational training facility specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About Us

A New Concept

People with disabilities can accomplish amazing things—and careers are no exception. That is why BCI is establishing a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   

Opening Winter 2019

We will begin the Skills Center with two vocations and strategically increase careers and participants every six months. Our goal is to have at least 10 vocations and training to over 100 students by 2021. 


The Skills Center will be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Tuition will be needed for participation. However, we anticipate that through scholarships and supplemental state agencies, the cost to receive vocational training will be of little to no expense to the individual.

Business Partners

BCI believes strongly in the need for appropriate skills training taken to the highest level for people with disabilities. Through use of our own funds, we are financially investing in the core staff for the launch phase. 


As we advance vocational training to a higher level, we seek the support of those likeminded businesses to provide the greatest opportunities for people of all abilities.   

The Center’s Unique Features

No Pre-Testing

We will transform anyone's desire to work into something meaningful and fulfilling.

On-Site Behavioral Specialist and Benefits Planning Counselor

To assure confidence in learning environment, employment, and properly navigating needs. 

Small Classrooms with Replicated Work Settings

For individualized learning and real training.

Multiple Vocations Under One Roof

Students can observe and learn as they explore a number of different career paths.

Applied Training at the Business

To strengthen relationships and develop training for both employee and employer. 

Curriculum Developed for Employer Needs

To provide an ongoing source of dedicated, well trained workers. 

Events

Join us at any of our upcoming events.

October 25, 2018

Salesforce For All Presentation

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Venture Cafe (Chuck Berry/Hattie North), 4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO 63110

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October 25, 2018

Salesforce For All Presentation

 

Come learn how the BCI Skills Center is partnering with the Giving Team to train people with disabilities on the world's number one CRM solution, Salesforce.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Venture Cafe (Chuck Berry/Hattie North), 4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO 63110

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