Grace Centers of Hope believes that not only is it important to help facilitate the recovery of the hurts of the heart but we also believe in growing active members of society. Part of our program involves preparing those residents for a career that fits their skills or cultivating new skills through finding schooling opportunities that fit their needs. We also offer an opportunity to obtain their GED if they don’t already have one through our extensive licensed GED training and testing facility.

To contact the coordinator for the Career and Education Center, Chritine Johnson, please email her at CJohnson@gracecentersofhope.org

Education Opportunities

The Career and Education Center provides many opportunities for residents in the One Year Life Skills program and for those in aftercare. Residents without a high school diploma take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test in order for the staff to create an individualized plan based on the resident’s needs. The Career and Education Center provides GED prep courses for all residents who need to obtain a GED. This program includes individual online preparation, one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, and pre-tests. The Career and Education Center also offer classes for residents including:
  • Relapse Prevention
  • CPR training
  • Codependency
  • Financial Planning
  • DISC Personality Profiles
  • Work Readiness
  • Reasoning Skills
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®
For Aftercare residents who choose to go to college, the Career and Education Center provides assistance with registration, homework, as well as a place to study.

Career Development

After residents have been in the life skills program for nine months, they begin to search for jobs. The Career and Education Center provides assistance in obtaining a job for life skills program residents and aftercare residents including:

  • Career search workshops
  • One-on-one resume writing assistance
  • Job search assistance and coaching
  • Access to internet searching
  • Interview practice and coaching
  • Professional Work Attire Closet

Grace Centers of Hope is an authorized GED Testing Service® Facility located at 90 University | Pontiac, MI 48342.

Testing is done via computer through the Pearson VUE testing system. We provide GED testing to the public as a way to give back to the community that has helped us grow and cultivate our own programs.

For information on GED testing and to sign up, please click on the sign up for GED testing button below.