The OrtHotics, PrOsthetics & PEdorthics (HOPE) Careers Consortium is a partnership of five institutions:
- Baker College in Flint, Michigan
- Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
- Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington
- St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida
Together, we are building exciting new programs that provide valuable career education and training in the orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics (O&P) sector. There is an urgent need in the U.S. to expand the pipeline of workers qualified to serve individuals living with limb loss or disabilities due to chronic disease or war-related injury—and our programs focus on that need.
The HOPE Careers Consortium is supported by a grant awarded from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Through this partnership, we are advancing the O&P education and career training we deliver by increasing the number of key credentials offered and matching them to the skills required by O&P employers and better preparing TAA-eligible workers, veterans, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment in O&P occupations.
All five of the HOPE Careers Consortium colleges offer occupational training leading to industry-recognized certifications and college degrees in the O&P profession. For more information, visit www.hopecareers.org.
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