HOPE Jobs is a program that offers WeHOPE clients and the general community with free certification courses to become a Security Guard or Custodial Technician. The classes are taught by nationally certified instructors within their professional industry. Below are the current certification courses offered at Project WeHOPE.

Custodial Technician Certification

The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) offers an eight-week course for a Custodial Technician Certification. Participants receive hands-on instruction in using commercial equipment, the latest in cleaning techniques, proper handling of chemicals and tools. Classes are taught by experts with over 37-years of experience.

About: The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is a professional society dedicated to education, training and career improvement for the facility maintenance industry.

Duration: 8 Weeks
Class is once a week, 3-hours each

Currently enrolling for Summer 2017 Class
The next course begins June 9 and lasts through August 4
Course will be every Friday from 9 AM – 11 AM at Project WeHOPE
Download an application, and submit online or mail to:

ATTN: Alicia Garcia
HOPE Jobs Application
P.O. Box 50624
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Type of Certification: Level 1 and Level 2 Custodial Technician Certification

Guard Card Certification

McGrew-and-Associates-Inc_1The McGrew and Associates, Inc., offer a course for those interested in becoming security officers in the State of California. Individuals who successfully complete the course receive a Guard Card Level 1 and are provided Live Scan Fingerprint process for free. Classes will be held at Project WeHOPE.

About: McGrew and Associates, Inc. is a full service investigative and security consulting firm with over 100 years of experience.

Duration: 4 Weeks
Class is once a week, 3-hours each.
Final class is 6-hrs with certification test.

Type of Certification: Guard Card Level 1 qualifies for security guard jobs throughout California.