Join us to help develop a diverse and skilled workforce to meet the health care talent needs of West Michigan.
OUTREACH & PROMOTION
We work with employers and community partners to encourage careers in the health care industry.
You're invited to a carnival style, family friendly Career Fair!
August 2 from 4-7 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College
Leslie E. Tassell MTEC Center
622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Attendees will be treated to a lively carnival atmosphere with local food trucks offering discounted items and free children's attractions including a bounce house, glitter tattoo artist and balloon animal artist.
Parents and high school students will be able to explore the industry and talk to healthcare employers about the variety of jobs available.
Education providers and community partners will have the opportunity to share industry career paths, resource navigation and available community resources.
The event is open to all and registration is encouraged but not required.
WMHCC works with area schools to inspire the next generation to explore health care as a career. Through partnerships, youth programs, training and more – we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to engage the upcoming workforce.
MiCareerQuest, an innovative, experiential career event, was created in 2015 by Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties (now West Michigan Works!), Kent ISD and the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA) in response to employers’ need for future talent in Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology and Manufacturing. Learn more here – micareerquest.org.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
We work to create and provide ways to learn and enter the industry as well as be an effective employee in the health care field.
With West Michigan Works! WMHCC has worked to develop two medical apprenticeship programs: Sterile Processing and Medical Assistant. We make it easy for employers to provide a registered apprenticeship program by collaborating with local community colleges and training providers to develop classroom curriculum and registering your apprentices with the U.S. Department of Labor.
West Michigan Health Career Pathways Initiative is a collaborative of healthcare employers, educators, workforce development, and economic development organizations working together to meet West Michigan’s healthcare talent needs. We offer employers opportunities to help solve their healthcare talent needs- whether that be developing pools of qualified candidates, utilizing proven assessment tools, engaging in training programs, or opening access to training funding streams, among others.
FUNDING & RESOURCES
We work to find funding opportunities to support the efforts of the WMHCC.
The goal of West Michigan Works! and America’s Promise Grant (APG) is to strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers in the health care Industry. Job seekers acquire the credentials and skills they need to advance into skilled health care jobs through training and the use of career portfolios. For more information on APG visit www.americaspromisewm.org.
More information coming soon. Stay tuned!
We work to find ways to help healthcare employees to stay within the industry or at their organization.
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CAREER & RETENTION SERVICES
The Retention Solutions Network @ West Michigan Works! offers customized, timely, in-person support and training to keep your employees on the job and your business thriving. Contact Jennifer Mitchell at 616-336-3613 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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