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Our Staff

Lora - Executive Director


April Gately

Executive Director 

Lora Bonacic

Norm - Sales Manager
Violet - Van driver

Van Driver

Violet Martin

Accountant/Sales Manager

Norm Knotts

Our Mission 

To provide employment and continual learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in a public arena; providing appropriate instruction and accommodations to facilitate success in individual independence and community-wide service.

Our Vision

Producing a  student who has excelled to their highest potential by training, connecting to resources, and providing funding to their facility and program through the success of their own efforts.


Go to our Documentary page and learn about us.

 Prepping Fox 13 report-

    Fox 13 video- 

Polk Training Center, Inc. is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.  The registration number is CH5511.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.   Polk Training Center does not have a professional solicitor and 100% of each contribution that is received will be used by our organization to continue providing training and support to citizens with developmental disabilities in Polk County.  Polk Training Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

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