This is where individuals find a sense of belonging and are appreciated for a job well done. Within Hope Network’s vocational services, you’ll find an array of options focused on building employment skills, where well-trained staff respect and value each individual for their unique abilities. Staff and individuals work as a team to discover each person’s gifts and celebrate each person’s accomplishments.
Skill Building allow individuals to maximize their skills and independence level. In classrooms, work centers, and community settings, individuals work on person-centered goals including vocational training, work-for-pay opportunities, and skill building activities. Skill Building is available in 7 locations across Michigan.
Futures and Options Training, a two-week intensive training, helps individuals plan their employment options, prepare and search for job, improve interviewing skills, and acquire and maintain employment.
Supported Employment helps individuals transition to competitive employment. Employment Training Specialists provide support in skill assessment, job development, individual job placement, on-the job training and support, and collaboration with employers.
The Micro-Enterprise program assists individuals who are interested in starting their own business. Individuals learn to develop and execute a business plan based upon their own strengths and resources. Business coaches provides assistance with market research, brand identity and development, writing business plans, marketing and sales, banking and leadership skills.
At Hope Network, Make a Difference has created an organizational culture shift in our treatment philosophy. This concept allows for an in-depth exploration of individuals' needs and interests to create a unique community inclusion approach for each person. Make a Difference pairs individual staff and people we support for real-time personal interaction.
Feel free to Ask Jenny any questions you may have about our programs or services.