Whose life is it?
Investing in yourself is investing in your family and your community. We are here to support you in taking that first step.
Using culturally relevant training modules and mentors, RHW offers career skills training and certification programs to participants in the fields of construction and information technology. While developing positive character attributes, all our career skills programs include workforce readiness training to support a smooth transition onto a job, physical fitness to improve physical health, and post-traumatic meditation therapy to support inner peace during times of adversity.
Professional mentors are matched with program participants ensuring they spend 1-2 hours per week engaged in physical fitness and professional guidance mentorship. Participants spend four months participating in daily career skills program instruction, and upon program completion, they receive trade certifications, employment placement, and workforce transition support.
Construction demand has surged in the US and here in our nation’s capital, resulting in a large gap in employment in the construction industry. RHW acknowledges this as an opportunity to support Washington, DC’s youth and young adults entering the construction industry with the skills and hands-on experience needed to gain meaningful employment and a sustainable career.
Construction offers you the opportunity to help create something that makes a significant impact. It transforms entire communities and changes landscapes. A pile of bricks, wires, logs, and beams becomes a building where families live, companies work, or retail stores thrive!
As one of the largest grossing industries in the United States, construction is needed as people will always need to remodel and build houses, commercial buildings, or roads. When one project ends, the next one is already waiting to start.
Join the workforce of skilled craftspeople and help shape the landscape of your community.
Our construction training and certification course is specially devised to empower the RHW community who want to start their careers in the construction industry.
IT Skills Training
No matter what industry you work in, every industry and career is becoming more technology-focused and software-reliant. Therefore, IT is a very high-growth industry, and technical support personnel are increasing in demand.
Successful graduates of the RHW IT skills training program will obtain two industry-recognized certifications: CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+.
These training and certification courses have been selected by RHW to make you relevant in today’s technology and the IT sector world-wide. Completing our program will give you a competitive advantage in employability by proving that you can perform critical IT supports activities, you are willing to learn, and you have the determination to go above and beyond what is required to succeed. You will be able to not only perform better but progress into newer roles and take advantage of job opportunities that require the new set of skills that you will learn.
Don’t wait any longer and apply to for the RHW IT skills training program today.
01. COMPTIA A+ / PERFORM CRITICAL IT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES.
Our CompTIA A+ training and certification course is specially devised to empower the RHW community who want to start their careers in the IT industry or would like to learn the fundamentals of computer technology, basic networking, repair, configuration and installation of PCs, laptops & related hardware.
02. COMPTIA NETWORK+ / TROUBLESHOOT, CONFIGURE, AND MANAGE NETWORKS.
Our CompTIA Network+ training and certification course is specially devised to empower the RHW community to learn the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
/ COMPLETE APPLICATION
Running reduces stress, alleviates depression, and improves overall well-being. We use running, primarily as an early boost to encourage morning work activity, build confidence and provide a structured physical outlet for our participants.
/ DEVELOP YOURSELF
Our Hope Sessions are for meditation and are an important component of our philosophy. Our daily circle meditation teaches self-awareness and mindfulness, designed to foster a deeper connection with one’s self and community.
/ CREATE EMPLOYMENT
To increase our participant’s employability profile, they need more than a nice resume and interviewing skills, they need credentials. We offer professional trainings that certify our members in competitive industries, leading to sustainable career opportunities.
Andriea came to us as a 21yr old homeless young adult through the Covenant House Referral. As a former all State Track and field qualifier in High School, she was drawn to RHW for the running sessions.
How RHW helped
While completing her morning runs with the group Andriea was scouted by an AAU Track and field coach. As a result of her experience, she was afforded the opportunity to run in an adult Heat at The 2022 AAU National Track and Field open. Determined to change her life Andriea completed her training at the Painters Union and earned union membership. She was offered a job working at the State Capital with Clearances and was approved. With her new job, she was able to rent an apartment and is still currently working toward advancement in the construction industry.
Yes, The program is paid training.
Run Hope Work (RHW) prepares you for job placement opportunities.
Yes. You learn either a finishing trade in construction or IT skills.
Yes. Run Hope Work (RHW) welcomes persons who are residents of the District who were previously incarcerated and are encouraged to apply for these programs.
Please click here or select the “Apply Now” button in the menu and submit your application. Alternatively, feel free to attend one of our recruitment events listed under the events menu on the website.