Helping Young People Get Back to Work

As the unemployment numbers steadily rise, Hope Builders continues to be a solution for getting Orange County’s young people back to work.

6,000 young adults prepared for the workforce and we’re just getting started.
We know how to get young people back to work. Over the past 25 years, Hope Builders has provided over 6,000 young adults with the mentorship, job skills and training needed to enter the workforce. We continue to ensure our training in healthcare, construction and IT meets the needs of local employers.

Future healthcare, construction and IT training includes combination of virtual and hands-on training.
Since the imposition of COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve pivoted to provide virtual therapy, case management and career readiness, to ensure young adults are able to achieve their career goals. Moving forward we will reformat our training to include a mix of virtual and hands-on instruction for trainees enrolled in IT, Construction and Healthcare.

Early successes with virtual mock interviews.
This week we piloted virtual mock interviews with our healthcare trainees. Hope Builders helped trainees set up professional backgrounds, navigate various technology platforms and learn how to make eye contact while using technology.

Construction employers continue to project high demand.
As soon as social distancing restrictions are loosened, Hope Builders’ employer partners are poised to launch paid internships with young adults eager to launch construction careers in electrical, HVAC and carpentry, to name a few.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Hope Builders. Your generosity strengthens Orange County.