Two New Certified Drone Pilots in GIS!

Congratulations to Shane Blaney and Chris Newbill! They both passed their drone pilot exams, and are now officially certified drone pilots. With GIS Manager Kadeem Pratt being certified earlier this year, we now have three pilots in our GIS Department! This is very exciting for our department as a whole, as we will be able to perform a wider range of projects.

Chris Newbill is a Hopeworks Alum and full-time GIS Technician. Shane Blaney is a Hopeworks Alum and a Townsend Scholar, and is currently the GIS Drone Intern. Both showed great initiative and drive to be certified as drone pilots to be more knowledgeable and to prepare for “several future clients who are interested in our Drone capabilities.”

Chris says Shane “was very motivated to attain his license, and loves being involved in all of our drone work.” When asked about the importance of drones in GIS, Chris said, “Drones make it very efficient to get your own up-to-date data, without just having to use Google Maps.” Chris is most excited about the types of projects GIS will now be able to do including “landscaping projects where we wouldn’t have physical access, but we now will have 3D footage with our drone.”

May 29, 2024
Jordan Sets Sail to Begin His Welding Journey at the Philly Ship Yard!

Jordan Shirer joined Hopeworks about 4 months ago, after hearing about our program, and knew that it would be a great opportunity for him to change his life! After completing his training, internship, and a grueling testing and application process,  Jordan has been accepted into the Philly Shipyard Apprenticeship Program for welding! This is an intensive […]

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May 25, 2024
First Medical Assistant Program Graduates Secure Employment!

We are thrilled to announce that after weeks of intense coursework, hands-on clinical training, and certification testing, students of our first Medical Assistant cohort has secured employment! Huge congratulations go out to Elise Vogues, Monica Amador, and Aniage Brown, for this great accomplishment. Elise and Monica have both accepted full-time job offers with Virtua Health, and Aniage Brown has received […]

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May 23, 2024
Hopeworks Takes Over #DellTechWorld Conference In Las Vegas!

Last week, a few of our young professionals were presented the amazing opportunity to attend the #DellTechWorld conference in Las Vegas! Check out this clip of our young professionals joining the CEO of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell on stage during his incredible Keynote Address  A few of the conference highlights included hearing the stories of people like Ing. Katya Echazarreta (the first […]

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