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.

Through our programs, people find joy and empowerment.

Adult Vocational Services


Me4Me is an embroidery and print design company creating 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 through interacting with customers.

Vocational Academy Student Services

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 Keeping

Hope Keeping is a janitorial program comprised of vocational students who work alongside their job coach and provide custodial services to the main campus at the Hope Learning Center.

Students learn vocational skills which enable them to find gainful employment within the community upon graduation.

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.

Hope On-the-Go

Hope On-The-Go is a vending machine serice providing “snacks with purpose”. Local organizations can rent a machine from Hope and the vocational students will refill them with snacks and beverages.

Students learn valuable workplace skills such as inventory/stocking by supply and demand.

Hope Vocational Academy Copy Center

The Hope Vocational Academy Copy Center provides services to various Hope employees in different departments allowing them to get their copy needs met “in house” in a timely manner.

This is program provides valuable vocational training for our students including time management and organization.

Hope Certified Businesses


Chatham Public School DistrictClark and CompanyComputer Banc
County MarketThe Grooming LoungeHSHS
IECUMcCallister’s DeliNazarene Church
R and R BindaryTaco BellWendy’s

The vocational academy contracts local businesses to secure opportunities for students to work in the community. For questions or interest contact Hope Vocational Academy at (217) 789-1424