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HOPE Jobs

HOPE Jobs is a program that offers WeHOPE clients and the general community free certification courses to become a Security Guard or Custodial Technician. The classes are taught by nationally certified instructors within their professional industry. Below are the current certification courses offered at Project WeHOPE.

Custodial Technician Certification

The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) offers an eight-week course for a Custodial Technician Certification. Participants receive hands-on instruction in using commercial equipment, the latest in cleaning techniques, proper handling of chemicals and tools. Classes are taught by experts with over 37-years of experience.

About: The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is a professional society dedicated to education, training and career improvement for the facility maintenance industry.

Duration: 8 Weeks
Class is once a week, 3-hours each

Currently enrolling for Spring 2018 Class
The next course begins February 9th and lasts through March 30th
Course will be every Friday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Project WeHOPE
Download an application, and submit online or mail to:

ATTN: Alicia Garcia
HOPE Jobs Application
P.O. Box 50624
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Type of Certification: Level 1 and Level 2 Custodial Technician Certification


Guard Card Certification

McGrew-and-Associates-Inc_1The McGrew and Associates, Inc., offers a course for those interested in becoming security officers in the State of California. Individuals who successfully complete the course receive a Guard Card Level 1 and are provided Live Scan Fingerprint process for free. Classes will be held at Project WeHOPE.

About: McGrew and Associates, Inc. is a full service investigative and security consulting firm with over 100 years of experience.

Duration: 4 Weeks
Class is once a week, 3-hours each.
Final class is 6-hrs with certification test.

Currently enrolling for Spring 2018 Class
The next course begins February 8th and lasts through February 23rd
Course will be every Friday from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Project WeHOPE
Download an application, and submit online or mail to:

 

Type of Certification: Guard Card Level 1 qualifies for security guard jobs throughout California.


Dignity@Work

 

Mission: The mission of Dignity@Work is to leverage the resources and experience of Project WeHOPE and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to support formerly incarcerated individuals to unify with their families and the East Palo Alto community through impactful life skills, and job and entrepreneurship training resulting in dignified employment that provides livable wages and will result in significant reduction in recidivism.

Collaboration: Project WeHOPE, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, The City of East Palo Alto and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office are launching a joint reentry program in East Palo Alto for soon-to-be-released and formerly incarcerated individuals to support them to become successful in all aspects of their lives.

We offer comprehensive training in diverse related areas that provide life, communication, problem solving and financial management skills followed by job and entrepreneurship training to set the stage for successful employment either as a business owner or employee in a high-demand, low barrier to entry field.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office schedules outreach sessions every other month in which the Dignity@Work Program Manager goes to the jail and hosts a 1-hour seminar outlining our program and provides inmates scheduled to be released within 45 days the opportunity to enroll in the program.

Our Programs

● Entrepreneurship/Small Business Track

● Start Smart (A business assessment class to determine if a business idea is viable and to build basic business skills). 4 weeks, 3 hours per week.

● Business Preparation (A business class that explores all of the necessary elements of starting and operating a business. Participants will complete a business plan during this course) 10 weeks, 3 hours per week.

● Certified Custodial Technician Track (A job training course that teaches the science of cleaning, basic floor and carpet cleaning, safety principles and practices, and hands-on training to use state of the art cleaning equipment. Graduates will receive a 2-year certification from Cleaning Management Institute) 9 weeks, 2 hours per week.

● Licensed Security Officer Track (A job training course for people eligible and interested in becoming security officers in the State of California. This class includes Live Scan Fingerprinting and submission of the Security Guard Application) 4 weeks, 2 hours per week, plus examination