Academy of Hope
Professional Education

apply for the Academy of Hope today

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.

Certificates Available:

Our Fall 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back for the Spring 2018 application.

How It Works

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:

  • Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • University Neighborhood Partners
  • People Helping People
  • Women of the World
  • University of Utah
  • YWCA
  • Catholic Community Services

Applicant Requirements

Refugees

  • Current Utah resident with a refugee background
  • Resident or citizen of the United States
  • Is legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Current recipient of federal financial aid
  • Currently living below federal poverty level
  • College level English
  • Basic computer and Microsoft Office skills

Immigrants

  • Resident or citizen of the United States, with an immigrant background
  • Is legally eligible to work in the United State
  • College level English
  • Current recipient of federal financial aid
  • Currently living below federal poverty level
  • Basic computer and Microsoft Office skills

Disadvantaged Women

  • Current Utah resident
  • Is legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Current recipient of federal financial aid
  • Currently living below federal poverty level
  • College level English
  • Basic computer and Microsoft Office skills
 

Next Steps

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.

Industry partners:

  • University of Utah
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services

Thanks to the following for their support of this program

Sorenson Legacy Foundation logo link

AT and T logo link

professional education catalog
For more information about our Veterans/Military Program, contact Bill Bialcak at 801-589-4179.