Below are just a few of the many success stories. We encourage you to stop by the school, meet our students and hear the stories first-hand.
Something Drew Me to this Place
After 1 month, I'm a certified welder and am happy about that. I'm not from around here. I'm not sure how I made it this far. Something drew me to this school. It's only about this school that I moved out here. I'm living in my camper down the street just so I can get this opportunity. I didn't know this place would open my heart, not just about welding. I was in prison for 5 years. I didn't know how important it was to be at one with God. More than the certification; I'm happy now. Thank you for all the love you gave me. You guys are amazing.
Never too Late for a Second Chance
I was in prison for 20 years. Joined Healthright 360 when I got out. I applied and got in to ReIGNITE Hope but dropped out after a week and got a job as a welder helper. I realized my mistake and applied again. Here I am. I left my job to come here. It was a worth it. It's a loving, caring environment--not just a school. I plan to volunteer and help the next class of students because I take that to heart. You have to give to receive.
Brought me closer to God
I'm from Compton, the youngest of three kids. My brother and father are welders so I knew I would follow in their footsteps. ReIGNITE Hope was a Godsend because I got certified in MIG and TIG. It's a four week program with real hands-on experience. It's really life-changing. Not only did I get certified but I've become closer to God.
Found a Second Family
Until a year ago, I was involved in gangs and drugs. I started to turn my life and found out about this program. It's helped me turn my life around. The staff and volunteers are like a second family to me. I've gotten closer to God, closer to my family. I got certified today and look forward to finding a job in the welding trade.