Achu Elvis Joins Rodriquez Consulting

Congratulations to Achu Elvis, for securing a job as a Mapping Technician with Rodriguez Consulting, LLC. Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) is a professional engineering and land surveying firm providing civil engineering, site design, and construction inspection services. Based in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Rodriguez's mission is to deliver vital civil engineering and geospatial services that strengthen the infrastructure supporting its communities and to offer unique training opportunities and pathways to careers for the residents of these communities.  Rodriguez is also an 8(a) small disadvantaged business with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE).

Until recently, Elvis worked in an Amazon warehouse. As a Mapping Technician with Rodriquez, Elvis heads into the field every day, secures his job tickets, and spends the workday mapping sewer and water lines. This new job moves Elvis closer to the kind of professional opportunity he hopes to land when he graduates from college. Elvis is currently pursuing an associate's degree in Management Information Systems. However, he is “strongly considering” changing his major to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) when he transfers to a four-year college. Elvis is well acquainted with GIS, given the time he spent as a GIS intern for Hopeworks.

Elvis starts his workday at Rodriquez at 7 am. That allows him to finish the day early enough to take the five Camden County College courses he is carrying this semester. Although his days are packed, he said he likes it that way because he “is trying to finish (college) as soon as possible.”  He knows that the sooner he gets his degree, the sooner he’ll qualify for a high-paying job in his field of interest. We wish Elvis abundant energy and success as he forges forward, while continuing to send money to support his family in Cameroon.

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
808 Market St.,
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 365-4673
Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, EIN: 31-1660671.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram