Skill Enrichment Programs

Fast Track is a work readiness and academic skills enhancement program comprised of three essential components: 

  • Jump Start - an overview of critical behaviors and skills relevant to student success
  • Academics - to develop essential core math, reading and communication skills
  • Work Readiness - a practical employment training curriculum that examines vital behaviors and skills necessary for success in the workplace.  

The coursework stresses academics, time management, teamwork, workplace ethics, and conflict resolution.  Students have the oppportunity to earn a nationally recognized certification from the International Business Training Association in Customer Service.

Program Requirements

Fast Track is a prerequisite for all Focus: HOPE job training and education programs.  

Class Duration

This is a 3 week program for individuals who meet the 9th grade level requirement on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) in both reading and math.  All others must attend a 9 week program for academic enrichment.  
Classes meet Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For More Information

Call 313.494.4300 or visit the Admissions Office located in Focus: HOPE's Machinist Training Institute.
Fast Track Information Sheet here



St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher CenterFor students who were unable to complete high school, GED preparation is available at the Machinist Training Institute on the Focus: HOPE campus through The Education Experience GED Tutoring program. One-on-one tutoring sessions are available Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m..  Program orientation is every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m..  For more informaiton call 313.535.9200

Harris Literacy Adult Education Program: This program is a partnership with Wayne State University and offers basic math and reading lessons to adults who test below 6th grade levels.  The 15 week classes begin in January, May and September.  Reading classes are Monday and Wednesday; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Math classes are Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information call 313.494.4300.

Reading Works Detroit: Ready, Set, Go! is an impact partner that receives support from Reading Works Detroit. Reading Works is dedicated to raising the level of adult literacy in metro Detroit.