Hope Builders bridges the gap between young adults who face many barriers to employment and employers who need skilled, reliable workers. It strives to link youth, who have completed the training academy, to permanent employment or internships. Trainees receive one-on-one job coaching to develop a resume, get professional attire and practice their interviewing skills. For up to 24 months after training completion staff continues to support youth, helping them not only stay employed, but also continue to find growth or advancement opportunities through promotions and job changes.
Hope Builders’ staff develops relationships with local businesses, serving as a free-of-charge placement agency that provides employers direct access to motivated workers with the technical job training and ongoing personal guidance that make them productive employees immediately and valuable assets for the long term. Hope Builders’ youth are employed in businesses throughout Orange County, including: Hoag Hospital, Share Our Selves, St. Joseph Health, MemorialCare Medical Centers, Altamed, Bergelectric, Portrait Homes and the Orange County Community Foundation.