As Destiny Gordon pursued her career in the medical field, she quickly realized there was something different about Jeremiah’s Hope Academy. Instructors and staff weren’t just focused on her job prospects.
“They were willing to tap in, not only into my academics to make sure I learned the information, but to make sure I’m okay,” Gordon said.
Part of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham and a member of the Ascension family, Jeremiah’s Hope is a stand-alone workforce readiness program preparing students for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry.
If someone will invest in them, and take interest in them, then they have everything they need to be successful.
Susan Sellers, Executive Director of Jeremiah’s Hope
Part of the focus, said Executive Director Susan Sellers, is helping individuals who’ve had struggles in their lives.
“We have a lot of single moms that we particularly try to enroll in this program,” Sellers said. “So, for us, it’s not just a, ‘Come to school in the morning, leave, study, take your tests, and be gone.’ We provide a lot of additional services for the students here.”
Extra help includes an employment specialist who works with students to find jobs – and then remains in contact post-graduation. The program also provides free childcare. It’s about potential being realized, Sellers said.
“If someone will invest in them, and take interest in them, then they have everything they need to be successful.”
Learn more about this unique training academy in the video below – and at this link on Doing More Today.