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Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Project

Greater Flint Health Coalition

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2005
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The purpose of the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Project is to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for low-income Flint residents. Since 2002, the project helped health-industry employers to restructure their hiring, retention and promotion practices for entry-level healthcare employees. Third-year funding will enable GFHC to continue implementing and managing outreach, recruitment and training for employment in the healthcare sector for Flint residents. Goals include expanding the employer base to include other Flint area health-related organizations; providing job placement and case management for project graduates; conducting supervisory workshops for managers of entry-level health-care employees; organizing training sessions for new employees; and developing career pathways through the health-care employment and educational systems.During the second year of the project, 40 participants completed initial training; 48 participants attended the nursing assistant training program at Mott Community College, with 38 passing the state licensing exam; and 842 people expressed interest in the project. Since the project’s inception, 48 of 90 graduates have been placed in jobs with area health-care employers.