Professional Education, in collaboration with our community partners, is excited to announce the Academy of Hope. Professional Education focuses on real world application and hands-on training. In addition to providing courses to the public, Academy of Hope offers a selection of courses to those that might not have the means or access to secondary education. This program offers no-cost certificates for select individuals in under-served and at-risk populations – specifically refugees, immigrants, and disadvantaged women. Our participants can choose one certificate to enroll in, giving them tangible tools they can use to aid in their success, professionally and personally, which will in turn better Utah's economy and community overall.
Our Fall 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back for the Spring 2018 application.
Our community partners work with amazing individuals every day. Through these relationships, our partners refer applicants to our online application. The Academy of Hope Advisory Committee then chooses participants.
Applicants referred to the program have shown drive and the desire to better themselves. They have demonstrated motivation to professional development and have basic skills to participate in the certificate, but can't afford the program without additional assistance. We will get an understanding of this information through reference of partner organizations, application materials, and in-person interviews.
Community partners include:
Throughout their time in the Academy of Hope, students will be counseled by the community partner they are involved with, and a Professional Education advisor. Once they have completed the courses, they will have the opportunity to receive job counseling, and/or apply for internships and careers with our industry partners.