The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program is a healthcare sector workforce development program available to all residents of Genesee County with special emphasis on individuals who live within the Renewal Community of the City of Flint.
The purpose of the FHEO Program is to assist unemployed and underemployed residents of Flint and Genesee County with obtaining training and employment in the healthcare industry.
Currently, the FHEO Program offers healthcare career training and education for adults with little or no prior work experience, dislocated or unemployed workers, and entry-level or mid-level workers looking to secure a sustainable career in the healthcare field.
FHEO Program History
The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) is the lead agency for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program and the lead Healthcare Service Provider for Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works Association. Established in 2002, the FHEO Program trained its first graduating class in January 2003. Started thanks to the vision of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the FHEO Program has received funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works (funded by the State of Michigan), and the Aspen Institute, and the United States Department of Labor.
FHEO Program Partners
The FHEO Program’s partner organizations make our work to assist residents with training and education for future healthcare careers a shared success by helping participants find sustainable careers while helping meet the needs of local healthcare employers. In addition to our funders, FHEO Program partner organizations include, but are not limited to:
- Genesys Health System
- McLaren Flint
- Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
- Baker College of Flint
- Flint STRIVE
- Mott Community College
- Hurley Medical Center
- Hamilton Community Health Network
- Genesee/Shiwassee Michigan Works
- Genesee Intermediate School District
- University of Michigan-Flint
FHEO Program Steps
The Greater Flint Health Coalition has been identified by Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works! Agency as the lead healthcare service provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult & Dislocated Worker Program. (Please refer to the section below to see if you qualify as an Adult or Dislocated Worker)
FHEO Program – Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if the Flint Health Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program can help me?
The FHEO Program offers training and education to three levels of participants:
- FHEO Entry-Level Training: For adults with minimal or no previous healthcare training.
- FHEO Dislocated Worker Training: For adults classified as “dislocated workers.” These are individuals who have been terminated, laid off, or displaced from their previous employment or industry as a result of general economic factors in the community. Displaced homemakers who are no longer supported by a spouse are also classified as a “dislocated worker” and are eligible for training. (Note: Designation as a dislocated worker is provided by your local Michigan Works! Agency.)
- FHEO Career Ladder Training Program: For individuals currently employed in the healthcare field who have been provided an opportunity by their current employer to “move up the career ladder” following their successful completion of the training in the career path of opportunity.
What employment opportunities might be available to me if I complete the FHEO Program?
- The FHEO Program supports training for a number of high demand, high growth healthcare careers. These include entry-level and mid-skill level careers such as: Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomist, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Medical Biller, Pharmacy Technician, *Dental Assistant, and other in-demand healthcare careers.
* These training programs vary in length of time required for completion. It is strongly recommended that you research the career path you are interested in pursuing. Each is also subject to funding availability.