The goal of The Hope Learning Academy Vocational Academy is to prepare our students for the world and to prepare the world for our students. Through an in-depth assessment of skills, training at the Hope Pavilion and eventual placement into competitive jobs in the community, our vocational program equips students with the skills to allow them to reach their optimal level of independence.
On campus, a contract with the Pyonite allows students to sharpen skills and earn money by assembling sample boards for use in major home centers. Hope Cafe provides students with the opportunity to learn customer service skills in a food service setting. Once students are ready for community-based employment, they might be placed in jobs at local banks, car dealerships, caterers or food service establishments.
In addition to serving students attending Hope Learning Academy in Springfield, the Hope Vocational Training Center also serves students from area school districts.