Focus: HOPE Recruiting Manufacturing, IT students


Industrial manufacturing class

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Detroit Organizational Focus: HOPE is currently recruiting for virtual and in-person job training to help students access high-paying and professional jobs.

DETROIT, MI, USA, Aug 4, 2021 / – Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based civil and human rights organization and a trusted community anchor for five decades, is now recruiting for virtual career and in-person training opportunities.

Focus: HOPE’s Workforce Development Program offers job preparation and pre-apprenticeship programs in a range of in-demand career areas including industrial manufacturing, information technology and construction. Workforce Development Training at Focus: HOPE is designed to facilitate access to well-paying, sustainable and career-friendly jobs, while reducing barriers to success through comprehensive supports, including allowances, technology and child care.

The Industrial Manufacturing Training Pathways program provides training for skilled manufacturing positions. This 15-week, 300-hour course trains students in manufacturing preparation, Hi-Lo, CNC operations, industrial robotics, and welding. The Information Technologies Pathways program offers a core curriculum for entry-level to intermediate positions in information technology. This 15-week course trains students in the fundamentals of IT, networking in small home offices and the basics of server technology.

The industrial manufacturing and information technology training courses are now registering students for the fall start dates. The programs are scholarship-based and free to most students. Those interested should call 313-494-4300 or complete an online interest form to get started.

Student success profile

Sydney started training at Focus: HOPE’s Industrial Manufacturing Training Pathways in September 2020. When enrolled, Sydney said he was at a turning point in his life and really needed Focus: HOPE to help him change and restart his career. He was unemployed and needed skills and references to make him attractive to employers. He wanted to be able to take these courses and be successful but didn’t have the technology to support it, so Focus: HOPE provided him with a laptop for the duration of the training. Sydney maintained near perfect attendance throughout the course, which was particularly impressive after sharing that her house and oven had been badly damaged by a fire the previous year and that her living conditions were dire, especially when temperatures dropped in the fall / winter. Even before graduating, Sydney was hired as a material handler in early December as part of Focus: HOPE’s “Employer of the Week” virtual sessions. Sydney stayed focused and stayed in the program – going to work after his classes each day – and he completed the program and attended a virtual graduation ceremony in late January. Sydney is now working successfully in her new career as a Material Handler!


About Focus: HOPE
Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization founded in 1968 after the civil unrest in Detroit. Over the past half century, Focus: HOPE has developed numerous programs in its efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice in the key areas of early learning, youth development, youth education workforce, food justice and advocacy. As a result, thousands of people have achieved financial independence. For more information, visit our website.

Stephanie Maurice
Objective: HOPE
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