Vocational Programs

The Hope Vocational Academy provides vocational and pre-employment services to people with disabilities. Our goal is for the individual to secure and sustain competitive employment. Services include on-site vocational training and job coaching. After training, participants find placement in community-based careers.

When a person begins at Hope, they first meet with a job coach. The job coach learns the person’s skill set and ideal career. They then develop a unique program plan for the participant. This plan accounts for the person’s goals and desires for employment. All future training takes the program plan into account.

After the consultation, participants start on-the-job training in Hope’s in-house employment programs. In our in-house training, the individual receives fair, competitive pay for their work.

In House Vocational Businesses

Hope Cafes

At Hope Cafés, participants train for the food service industry. In Hope Cafés, program participants learn a variety of useful on-the-job skills. To promote social skills, participants engage with customers by taking and fulfilling orders. Other skills learned include money management and inventory/stocking by supply and demand.

Hope is in the Details

Hope’s in-house car detailing service, teaches task prioritization and attention to detail. Hope trainings teach thorough car detailing and conditioning methods. Through this training, participants learn to use precision and accuracy in their jobs.

Me4Me

Me4Me is an embroidery and print design company, creates products designed by people with disabilities for other people with disabilities. Me4Me teaches essential skills including organization, scheduling, design, and sales. Participants also learn important social skills by interacting with customers.

Other trainings at Hope include housekeeping, inventory management, and custodial services. We continue to add new training opportunities regularly.

After participants finish in-house training, they are matched with a community-based business. Job coaches work with individuals to identify their unique skills and desires.

Through our programs, people find joy and empowerment.

For questions or interest contact Hope Vocational Academy at (217) 789-1424