North Shores Vocational Center


The North Shores Vocational CenterProgram Administrator: Rainer Milton

Phone: (858) 715-3780
Fax: (858) 715-3788

9575 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-1803

Arc Enterprises Headquarters
Director: William Hatton

Phone: (858) 571-4369
Fax: (858) 571-4370



Combines classroom instruction with community integration and vocational development.

  • Adult Development Center
  • Community Based Program
  • Seniors Program


Offers people with disabilities the opportunity to learn essential work skills while earning a paycheck in a friendly and supportive environment.


North Shores Vocational Center currently serves 107 consumers in our day program and 97 in our production center. While our day program shares a lot of the activities offered at other centers, such as art (complete with a volunteer artist!), gardening, computer labs, music and much more, we excel when it comes to preparing social events and feasts! We host several barbeques each year, including our Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day BBQs which are outstanding, and our Thanksgiving feast is unparalleled! This is primarily due to the ethnic diversity found at the center. Foods from Vietnam, Mexico, Africa, Philippines and India are blended with traditional turkeys, hams and all the fixings.

Another asset is our updated facilities and landscaping. Rebuilding Together San Diego, a local nonprofit, teamed up with North Shores Vocational Center and Cricket Communications, Inc., to build a new commercial kitchen complete with new appliances, newly painted walls and improved xeriscape landscaping that supports the conservation of water while enhancing the beauty of our location. Our consumers are proud of their new environment!


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