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Project HOPE connects people with disabilities with job and career opportunities by offering intensive training, employment, and related services.
Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) operate Project HOPE in the Midlands area through a "Projects With Industry" grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Anyone, at least 18 years old, with a documented disability, who is interested in working in construction and/or related occupations of the home building industry can participate in Project HOPE. Participants must be willing to attend class up to eight hours a day for up to 12 weeks, remain drug/alcohol free, and commit to participating in the program.
Below, Marco Williams, Project Coordinator for Project HOPE and Earl McLeod, President of the HBAGC talk about the program.