Being able to obtain a job, keep a job, and excel in a job, is the most fundamental aspect for maintaining sobriety for our students. As such, vocational development is a major component of the John Volken Academy. Our social enterprises called Life-Skills Training Centers (LTCs) are an integral part of our treatment Program and have been created to prepare students to become valuable employees. At the LTCs students receive extensive job and career training in real-life settings in a variety of enterprises. They learn to be effective and productive. They learn business principles and entrepreneurship. Their time at the LTC is therapeutic, practical, and vital in preparing them to become responsible citizens and “model” employees.
Our students graduate as well-rounded, responsible individuals who are able to deal with and avoid the type of situations that led them to abuse substances in the first place. They graduate equipped to handle all of life’s challenges and to lead successful lives.