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Workforce Development Program

Star of Hope’s Vision 2020 calls for us to broaden our efforts to help our clients achieve successful, independent living by improving job and life skills. To that end, we are praising God for the new Workforce Development initiative that will positively impact the lives of our clients and further our partnership with our community.

This program, under the leadership of Star of Hope’s Chief Financial Officer Troy Gaddie, is designed to increase employment opportunities for all Star of Hope clients. Troy noted, “This program is vital to helping the men and women in our care move past subsistence level jobs toward middle-skilled jobs that will help them provide for themselves and their families long term.”

One of the first steps taken in developing this program is the addition of new staff member Altonette Perry as the Workforce Development Program Director. With her extensive knowledge and background in this area, she will focus on identifying sectors with increased job growth; cultivating relationships with employers; developing job training and educational opportunities; and identifying and pursuing resources for the program.

“With the creation of this new department,” Altonette said, “we hope to empower our clients to achieve successful, independent living by increasing their ability to gain and keep living wage jobs.”

For more information on how you or your company can work with Star of Hope clients—or if you are a job trainer who would like to participate in this exciting Workforce Development initiative—please contact Altonette Perry at 713-440-5448 or aperry@sohmission.org.