The Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI), formerly known as the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, is a comprehensive rehabilitation center, one of eight in the United States and the only one west of the Mississippi River. ACTI is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week residential facility with the capacity to accommodate up to 320 residential students. Serving over 500 students per year, ACTI is the 3rd largest Vocational Rehabilitation Center in the country whose mission it is to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to adult clients with disabilities. With 19 field offices across the state, students are referred to the center for evaluation and placement by their local vocational rehabilitation counselor.
ACTI's mission is consistent with the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division's mission to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities. The center receives client referrals from vocational rehabilitation field counselors in all 75 Arkansas counties.
The center provides services that include
- counseling and case management
- vocational assessment and evaluation
- vocational training
- employability skills
- recreation and student living services
- behavior enhancement and social skills development
- psychological and medical services
- job placement
ACTI was originally built as an Army/Navy Hospital, the first in the nation. In 2008, ACTI was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.