Village Training Division

The Village Training Division provides learning opportunities for individualized and group training in Work Readiness (WR), Independent Living (IL) and hard and soft job skills. Learning Opportunities are highly individualized and based on collaboration. One-on-one and small group trainings are offered throughout the year but also upon request. We strive to work collaboratively to facilitate and adapt established trainings and bring them to the Village Training Division in our all-inclusive classroom setting.

Client Testimonial

“I was becoming very discouraged with my job search when a friend told me about the Village Training Division’s WorkStrides seminar. I was very interested and immediately signed up.  Little did I know what an encouraging, inspiring and hope filled experience it would be! Because of WorkStrides, I became more confident and ready to continue my search to find a new career. It enabled me to look at my strengths and abilities in a new light. The facilitators were two of the best I’ve ever worked with, which is no small feat since I’ve attended dozens of workshops!  Because of the encouragement I received, I resumed my job search.  During this search, encouraged by the facilitators, I discovered that Village Community Services had an employment opportunity I qualified for.  I applied, was interviewed and was hired! And the job was all that I was looking for!”  –Kate Thorp

The Village Training Division Offers

Monthly Classes




Individualized & Group Learning Opportunities for:

  • Job Readiness Training
  • Life Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Peer Coaching
  • Financial Success
  • Training and Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
  • Skills-Based Respite (Give your parents or caregiver a break while you learn new skills!)


Upcoming Classes for Spring/Summer 2019


Money Management

Behind on Bills

This class offers a personalized, in-depth look at your financial situation. Participants will learn to use simple tools to help handle money emergencies, cut down on stress from mounting bills, and begin to build finances for a better future.


Money Management

Introduction to Money for Students and Young Adults

This 4-week course is to introduce students (ages 14-17) and students with disabilities (ages 18-21) participating in a High School Transition program to the ideas around money and its relationship to their everyday lives.

How we respect ourselves and respect money for what it can do to help – or interfere with what we need and want. This could be a student earning their first paycheck through employment and working towards understanding how to save or spend it wisely. Students will learn the fundamentals of how to plan for their future with money while also learning ways to avoid classic mistakes.


Social Groups for Teens and Young Adults (4-week series)

Welcome to our 4-week series.  Each week is a specific topic related to learning to enhance or gain socialization and communication skills. To enhance what they already have or to create basic skills to participate in general activities with their peers. Although each participant will have their own goals to work on, the overall goals of our groups is to use (learn):

  • Eye-contact
  • Appropriate conversations
  • Listening to others
  • Responding to others
  • Peer Connections

Art and Success

Experience what success feels like by starting with a blank page – and then filling it with beautiful a work of art. While creating your beautiful work of art, learn ways to relax your mind, ease burdens from your body and reflect on the positive.


Register for Classes

Registration will open soon.

For all questions or inquiries, please contact our Training Division Coordinator, Andrew Urie at or call 360.653.7752 x 15





We accept a variety of payment options including: Private pay (cash, credit card, check); and some services are available using your DDA Waiver funding (please contact your case resource manager).


Classes are suitable for people of all diverse abilities.  Everyone is welcome!

  • Private Pay
  • Scholarships (when available)
  • Community Engagement and Community Guide funding may be available. Please contact your Case Resource Manager
  • Contact us to arrange group or one-to-one sessions tailored to your training needs

Contact Andrew Urie at 360-653-7752 ext. 15 or for details.
*Free classes and scholarships for low income participants are funded by the United Way of Snohomish County,
Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, and the Zonta Club of Everett Foundation.

Village Training Division Contact

Andrew Urie
Village Training Division Coordinator

3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 201
Arlington, WA  98223
360-653-7752 ext. 15
Email Andrew



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