Our education and workforce development programs prepare individuals for success when competing for jobs. We offer a holistic approach to individuals looking to jumpstart their careers. Our programs are scholarship based and FREE to most students. Eligible candidates must pass a drug screen and take an admissions test to determine math and reading levels for entry.


We work with industry partners and place our students in the following positions: CNC Machinists, Network Support Technicians, Controls Technicians and Industrial Design Technicians.

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Integrated Advanced Manufacturing (IAM)

This training program will give you the foundation needed for entry-level manufacturing positions. Topics include but are not limited to measurement tools, shop math, shop theory, blueprint reading, communications and introduction to machining and quality.

Average starting wage of an IAM Graduate: $15.00/hour

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(TABE Requirement: 9thgrade reading/9thgrade math)


Our 10-week robotics training program is aimed to offer a path for underrepresented groups to obtain entry-level employment in industrial robotics, offering FANUCRobotic Level I certifications to individuals with or without technical experience. Training also includes robot safety, terminology, robot work cells and applications using hands on lectures, e-learning, demonstrations, and labs.

Upon fulfilling course requirements students may earn stackable industry recognized FANUC certifications, MIOSHA, and National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which significantly improves one’s ability to gain sustainable employment in industry.  Graduates may attain gainful rewarding careers in manufacturing as robot programmers, robot controlstechnicians, industrial automation, robot maintenance technicians and robotic engineering.

Average starting wage of a Robotics Technician: $13.00/hour

(TABE Requirement: 10thgrade reading/10th grade math)

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10-week program to include training in Forklift Operations, NIMS-Materials Measurements and Safety, MI-OSHA 10, Food Safety and First Aid. Career Paths include:

  • Forklift driver
  • Material Handler
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Warehouse Support
  • Production Worker
  • Dock Worker

Potential Earnings: $12-$14/hour

(TABE Requirement: 6th  grade reading/6thgrade math)

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Information Technologies

Come in and train to become a ITC-Modified Technical Support Specialist or an ITC-Network Technology Administrator. Train for ITC- Microsoft Cloud and Business Applications

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Technical Support Specialist: Tech-Hire Program

Are you looking to enter the world of Information technology as a career?Look no further than Tech Hire.

  • 10 week course
  • Graduates qualify for:
  • Help Desk, Service Desk or Desktop Support Technician positions
  • Certifications:
  • CompTIA A+ and CBP-Customer Service Industry Certifications
  • Possible Placements Include:
  • Logicalis, Stefanini, CareTech, Dialogue Direct

Average starting wage of an IT graduate: $14.00/hour.

(TABE Requirement: 9thgrade reading/9thgrade math)

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Prospective students must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED for all programs, except Earn & Learn, Hi-Lo/Logistics, Production Worker and Truck Driving Programs
  • Pass a drug screen and physical (if applicable)
  • Pass an admissions test at required levels for each program. Testing is conducted every Tues & Thurs at 9:30am
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Prospective students must provide:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • High School Diploma or GED (if applicable)

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They have done everything in their power to help me during the time that I didn’t have work they helped me to find work, they helped me with transportation to get to and from school.

Frank HowardEarn & Learn Graduate, Truck Driver

Focus: HOPE is good at empowering people to be the best version of themselves.

Marvin JacksonEarn & Learn Graduate, U.S. Truck Driver Training Student

The skills that this class taught me, I will use for the rest of my life.

Germarro McDanielFocus: HOPE Graduate

I had a vision for what I wanted to do after high school, but the staff here helped me further that vision and build out a plan to put it into action, thank you.

Paul PeddyFocus: HOPE Graduate, Tech Hire IT Student