Hope Builders IT Program graduates (in gray shirts) are congratulated by Innovation Institute leadership members Joe Randolph, Sister Diane Hejna, and Larry Stofko.

Hope Builders’ IT Program graduates visit The Innovation Institute.

La Palma, Calif. –   The Innovation Institute subsidiary Hospitality Business Network Solutions (HBNS), an IT management firm, has completed its first field internship for trainees of Hope Builders’ Information Technology Program.

The 16-week intensive skills training program is provided through a collaboration between Santa Ana College Computer Science Department and Hope Builders. Participants complete the Help Desk Technician certification from Santa Ana College.

The program prepares trainees for help desk technician, computer technician, network support specialist, and IT support specialist employment positions. Emphasis is placed on building professionalism, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills. A 4-week field internship follows classroom training.

“We are pleased that HBNS was able to provide hands-on IT training to these promising students,” said Joe Randolph, Innovation Institute President and CEO. “It is great to be able to give back this way, and we wish them the best in their career endeavors.”

“This program helps youth to realize their strengths and positively impact their futures,” said Larry Stofko, Hope Builders’ Board Member and Innovation Institute Executive Vice President. “We are grateful to all who support this important program.”

About Hope Builders

Hope Builders empowers disadvantaged young adults with the life skills and job training needed to achieve enduring personal and professional success. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange founded the organization in 1995 in response to increasing gang violence, high youth unemployment, low high school graduation rates and rising teen pregnancy rates in Central Orange County. Every year, Hope Builders serves more than 550 youth who are caught in this cycle of poverty and strives to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit www.tsjhopebuilders.org

About HBNS

HBNS offers expert IT managed services and wireless installations to optimize your network’s performance, ensure uptime, increase appeal for clients, and enhance productivity for your staff. HBNS provides scalable turnkey solutions, personalized service, and 24/7/365 U.S.-based support. For more information, please visit www.hbns.net.

About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit www.ii4change.com.