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Our Careers NOW construction program has officially passed its one year mark and continues to be a growing and successful pathway for acquiring new skills and a fresh career in an ever-demanding industry. 30 students have graduated from the program so far, both men and women, with many hired by companies like JRJ Construction, Phoenix Read More
It had been a long journey for Julie. At the age of 45, standing in front of the Jobs for Life class on graduation day, she was finally starting to see her life in a new light. Growing up had been difficult. Surrounded by abusive relationships that stemmed from childhood into her adult life, she Read More
Careers Now Construction recently celebrated the graduation of its first class. What an accomplishment for the seven men and three women that completed the 5-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program. Each had their own reasons for entering the course, yet all were blessed by what they received. One of the students, Jake commented, “My life had Read More
According to the Dallas Builders Association, there are 20,000 construction workers needed in North Texas(1) to meet the growing demands for construction projects and skilled workers. Recognizing this, Center of Hope recently launched a new program which helps prepare individuals for valuable careers in the construction industry. Careers Now Construction involves five weeks of evening Read More
If you have ever witnessed a Jobs for Life graduation, you would see the amazing impact this 8-week job training class has on our students. The journey students undergo is powerful and what started as an obligation turns into a life-changing experience that strengthens them educationally, emotionally and spiritually. As you will find out in Read More
Christine looked into the eyes of her 8-year old son and knew what she had to do. Tomorrow she would take a giant step towards her future – working on getting her GED. But this step wouldn’t be easy for Christine because she struggled with the fear of failure, being looked down upon and feeling Read More