Educating for the future
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Since starting workforce development programs in 1981, Focus: HOPE has helped nearly 12,000 talented men and women establish successful careers. The curriculum for our programs have been developed in partnership with area employers to ensure our students develop marketable skills.
Focus: HOPE offers a nurturing environment in which it provides a range of support services to help students succeed in their education. Services range from assistance with bus passes to referrals for emergency food, clothing and shelter. Students also have access to an on-site child care center, job placement assistance, and workshops on topics such as financial literacy.
Fast Track This skill enhancement program helps students upgrade math and reading skills through concentrated study. Small classes, tutoring and personal attention help students improve test scores by as much as two grades in 10 weeks. Fast Track is a program requirement for students enrolling in Focus: HOPE's career training programs.
Earn + Learn This program is designed to help young, minority males between the ages of 18 to 24 obtain work skills, set and achieve education goals, and gain work experience. Students take four weeks of job readiness training before being placed in advanced education and job training programs.
Information Technology Focus: HOPE’s highly-regarded Information Technologies Center (ITC) provides training for industry certifications. Students can enroll in classes ranging from 12.5 to 53 weeks to develop credentials to launch successful careers in the IT industries. Students can earn certifications in Microsoft Office Specialist, Certified Business Professional Customer Service Support, Comp TIA A+, Cisco Certified Network Adminstrator and other areas.
Advanced Manufacturing Focus: HOPE's Machinist Training Institute (MTI) offers hands-on machinist training to prepare individuals to become a machine operators and CNC machinists. Students can enroll in a 14 week Machining Essentials (ME) program. A 10 week Advanced Machining (AM) program is offered to students who are interested in continuing their training.
STEM Bridge This free one year college prepatory program, significantly increases the success of students in college. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit towards an Associate's Degree from Lawrence Technological University (LTU).
Associate's Degree Students who successful complete the STEM Bridge program can earn an Associate's Degree from Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology at no cost.
Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) Students can earn a college degree in engineering through this unique collaboration with university and industry partners. Students get hands-on work experience through internships and in our manufacturing area where we conduct research and development for the U.S. government.
Information Management and Systems Engineering (IMSE) Our dynamic college degree program combines information technology and business courses to produce well-rounded IT professionals.
Focus: HOPE is excited to announce our American Apprenticeship Program! We will offer hands-on apprenticeships, where workers Earn and Learn at the same time. Apprenticeship Training Tracks begin Fall 2016. Come learn more and register at our Apprenticeship & Job Training FAIR on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 5:00 – 7 p.m. Click here for a flyer.
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