World Magazine recently named Victory Trade School of Springfield, Missouri, its 2011 Hope Award for Effective Compassion.
Victory Trade School runs an innovative Christ-centered culinary arts training program for individuals starting over from addiction, homelessness and prison. Students in the program are required to complete a year long discipleship program called Prep as a prerequisite before entering the hospitality training program. Participants then start the culinary program where they receive intensive training which results in seven certificates recognized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Student receive paid on-the-job training in the organization's two faithventure businesses: the Cook's Kettle Restaurant and Branch Bistro and Catering.
Check out this video to learn more about Victory Trade School: