This Is Us

Technical Skills Training & Certification
Career & Technical Education

Workforce Education & Training

Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Some have said that our emphasis on both STEM and SEL (social emotional learning) in our workforce education and trainng is very unusual. 

We know how impactful this combination is for the individuals who participate in our training and how beneficial this is to employers.  

INDIVIDUALS served in STEM education


Increase in retention after SEL-based, resiliency training

Years Combined experience in workforce education and training


A Team Of Professionals

Joy Vann-Hamilton

Founder and CEO, STEM and SEL Certified

  • Passion for and expertise in STEM education and training began at University of Notre Dame
  • Passion for and expertise in SEL education and training began at the PEAR Institute, Harvard University and McLean Hospital

Sam Rana

Technical Training Lead, Architectural and structural engineering designer, detailer, drafter

  • Passion for and expertise in CAD, I/T, Construction Project Management from Nebraska to Nepal
  • Passion for and expertise in career and technical education teaching and training with distinction

Lynn Miller

Transferable Skills Lead, Programming and Organization Evangelist

  • Passion for and expertise in educational program development and management and personal effectiveness
  • Passion for and expertise in working across generational bridges and community engagement

We value our partnership with CLEC in providing opportunities for youth and adults in our community. Their SYIS approach to STEM education is high-quality, inclusive, and engages youth. In addition, their skill in providing targeted content for employment readiness and being able to meaningfully connect with adult learners results in outcomes that exceed expectations.

C. Stephenson

Executive Director, Powerhouse Community Development Corporation

I had the pleasure of working with Joy Vann-Hamilton.

Ms. Vann-Hamilton’s skills in coordination and leadership are exceptional.  She has the unique ability to develop individual skills and engagement in staff while promoting teamwork.

Not only does Ms. Vann-Hamilton accomplish this, but she does so through humor and composedness.

A. Faulkner

Former Campus President, Vatterott College

Our values empower us to R.I.S.E. to every occasion

Resiliency in life and work

Integrity in all we do

Structure for stability and change

Equity in processes for equality in outcomes

Get In Touch

PHONE: 816-875-0111


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