The Arc strives to empower people and inspire change in many ways – including expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
We not only advocate for change – we are working to be part of that change by developing a training institute and teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana.
After receiving training at the institute, individuals will have the opportunity to apply those skills through an internship at the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center that is being developed by our for-profit affiliate, Arc Innovations. Other internship opportunities are available at the Thr3e Wiseman restaurant that will be located at the Courtyard Muncie and at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Construction is now underway and the training institute and teaching hotel are slated to open late 2015.
The Arc of Indiana Foundation & Training Institute Goals
- Provide postsecondary education opportunities that will train people with disabilities for jobs in the hospitality, healthcare, and food service industries.
- Serve as a resource for people in the human resources field by offering training on employing people with disabilities
- Employ individuals with disabilities throughout the hotel and restaurant in various capacities including management
- Include businesses owned by people with disabilities in the teaching hotel lobby
Ball State University
City of Muncie
Courtyard by Marriott
General Hotels Corporation
Horizon Convention Center
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation
Muncie Downtown Development Partnership
A Pots and Pans Production/ Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Company
State of Indiana
Listen to some of our community leaders discuss the benefits of the ARC of Indiana project.