Our Programs

Here at Chatham Trades we offer many programs, but our main two programs are ADVP (Adult Developmental Vocational Program), and our Innovations program. Please read more about these programs below, and contact us with any questions you may have.

Adult Developmental Vocational Program

The Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP) is designed to serve the needs of adults with developmental disabilities who have recognized barriers to employment. To be served in ADVP you must have a diagnosis of intellectual / developmental disabilities, autism or traumatic brain injury. Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age, express an interest in working, be able to toilet, feed and ambulate independently within the facility, and qualify for funding.

Services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-Vocational Skills Training
  • Social Skills Training
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Community Integration

Innovations Program

Chatham Trades now offers an Innovations Day Program, to provide more intensive services in a small group setting for those individuals who thrive better with more one to one attention. The Innovations Program focuses on skill building activities and creative outlets for our participants but also allows each individual the opportunity to still take part in daily vocational training and contracted work as well. Innovations clients also take part in occasional group field trips and outings. For more information on the Innovations Program, contact Chatham Trades at 919.663.3481 or email us at info@chathamtrades.org.


We’re proud of Chatham Trades reputation as an excellent resource for outsourcing needs. Businesses, manufacturers and U.S. Military contractors will see that we’re versatile with respect to the types of outsourcing we can address, have the flexibility to address the ebbs and flows of your businesses needs and we provide excellent quality control.

Although we’re located in Chatham County (Siler City, NC) we serve businesses within our county lines and in many other places. Chatham Trades is able to address many types of outsourcing and we invite you to contact us with your specific requirements. Among the outsourcing jobs we’ve done for our clients are:
• Labeling products

• Packaging items

• Collating instructions or collateral materials

• Inspection using your standards

• Sorting pieces by your criteria

• Sub assembly

• Putting together sample kits

• Disassembling and cleaning or repairing items

Our services also include holding inventory in our warehouse for clients and fulfilling shipments as needed as well as picking up and delivering the products we’re working with.

When you’re seeking cost-effective ways to receive high-quality work with every detail well-managed, Chatham Trades is your outsourcing partner. We welcome your outsourcing inquiries:

By phone: (919) 663-3481

Via e-mail: spoe@chathamtrades.org