The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) 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.
The FHEO Program Oversight Committee provides governance and oversight to the FHEO Program’s operations and activities, as a direct report to the GFHC Board. The Oversight Committee is composed of executive leadership from McLaren Flint, Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Health System, Hamilton Community Health Network, Genesee Shiawasee Michigan Works!, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Mott Community College, Baker College of Flint, University of Michigan – Flint, and more.
The primary goals that the Oversight Committee for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program are as follows:
- To address the worker and skills shortage for entry, mid-skill, and high-skill level health care occupations by providing educational financial assistance, participant support services, and career exploration programs.
- To work with healthcare employers to improve job placement and career advancement opportunities, improve awareness for career opportunities in health care, and create sustainable careers for adult, dislocated worker, youth, unemployed, and underemployed participants through the FHEO Program.
- Training models will be built acknowledging local health care employers want employees committed to the pursuit of a career in health care and individuals seeking an avocation beyond merely a vocation.
- To place a specific number of residents (adults, dislocated workers, and youth) in to entry-level and higher level healthcare occupations annually.