The Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, which will be home to the Erskine Green Training Institute, will open tomorrow with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 PM. An initiative of The Arc of Indiana, the hotel will train individuals with disabilities for employment in hospitality, food service, and health care. The hotel, the Thr3e Wise Men restaurant housed there, and the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will also provide internships to the Institute’s students.
The hotel provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to own a business housed in the hotel. The Institute will also train organizations and individuals working in the human resources profession in hiring practices for individuals with disabilities.
"This project is only possible because so many people have come together to achieve this dream," said Kim Dodson, executive director of The Arc of Indiana and Arc Innovations. "We are making history that will forever change the lives of people with disabilities."