HopeCAT will prepare adults for careers with vocational training distinctive for our market-based approach. We meet with local hospitals and other institutions to gauge employment needs. Then we work with those employers to develop coursework that prepares students for in-demand careers.
HopeCAT is focused on careers – good paying jobs that include health insurance and opportunities for advancement.
We are currently applying for our state license. Initially, it will be health care related trades including Medical Assistant programming. The state requires we publish a link to our DRAFT catalog as a part of our application process.
HopeCAT exposes youth to the digital arts and more by offering a rigorous, year-round, after school arts-based program for local high school students. Initially we will partner with Sharon, Farrell, West Middlesex, Sharpsville, and Hickory.
HopeCAT uses a combination of high-tech tools, compelling classes, and caring adults to help youth explore the arts and pursue their education in high school and beyond. Students are typically referred to HopeCAT by teachers or other mentors. Classes are at no cost, but students are required to maintain a good record of attendance and behavior.
Youth classes at HopeCAT will initially include ceramics and digital arts. Courses offer hands-on instruction, allowing students to shape their own pottery or work high-tech equipment to unleash their creativity. Courses include: