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Mingus Job Academy

Mingus Job Academy- On-the-Job Vocational Training

Mingus Job Academy

Mingus Job Academy- On-the-Job Vocational Training

Adults with Limited Abilities, this is your Track to Meaningful Employment!


Adults with Limited Abilities, this is your Track to Meaningful Employment!


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About Us

Your Track to Meaningful Employment


At the Mingus Job Academy, we strive to exceed your expectations by breaking barriers and changing the game. If you are an Adult age 21 and over with a developmental intellectual difference keeping you from gaining meaningful employment, we are here to provide on-the-job training and assist you in finding employment in your community. We offer training in several job settings including a restaurant, boutique, coffee bar and animal rescue care. Program options include 

year round Daily Training Sessions or Residential Training Sessions. Sessions can be a one week session, up to 4 weeks in succession. We not only provide valuable training, we pay an hourly wage for up to four hours of training each day depending on your session and job set.

Available ON-THE-JOB Training Sessions

Successful entrepreneurs, Tim Harris and Austin Underwood.

Our Daily Session is a Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm program. The Cost is $250 per week. Transportation is provided for a nominal charge within a limited 

service area. 

The Residential Session begins on Sundays at 3pm and ends on Saturdays at 11am. Residents live in our tiny houses and must be capable of attending to their basic daily needs including the ability to awaken to an alarm and do their own laundry independently. The  Residential Session is $500 per week.  Residential participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the session. 

Participants are allowed to sign up for a minimum of one week to a maximum of four weeks in succession. A $250.00 one time Annual Application Interview and Vocational Assessment Fee is charged for all participants.

About Us


From a single Italian immigrant to a Mother with a dream, a family property, now owned by a non-profit is set to become the most unique on-the-job vocational training concept for adults with IDD (Intellectual developmental differences) in Texas.

The Mingus Job Academy (MJA) is a vocational training business created by Stand Up, LLC and a non-profit organization, The Each & Everyone Foundation. These two entities have joined forces to create an environment for vocational on-the-job training for adults with IDD (Intellectual Developmental Differences) and other learning or physical differences. These differences often make entering the job market more challenging. MJA is an environment where specialized training gives individuals practical work experience in the real world.

Within the 2.2 acre setting of eight tiny houses, vegetable gardens, a boutique, a farm-to-table restaurant and coffee bar, and a community-run animal shelter, MJA will teach a wide variety of job skills targeted towards the needs and abilities of its participants. AND, with  pay for up to four hours daily!

Mingus Job Academy Vision

MJA will be supported by Austin's Underdawgs and the Each & Everyone Foundation


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Mingus Job Academy

213 Mingus, Texas, United States

(817) 300-8418

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