The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a Flint-area program designed to help workers embark on careers in the healthcare industry received an important boost recently, thanks to a one-year grant totaling $125,000 from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC).
The FHEO Program helps low-income and dislocated workers in Genesee County obtain the training, education and experience necessary to meet the employment needs of the local healthcare industry. The program also helps to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for participants by working with healthcare industry employers to restructure their hiring, retention, and promotional practices.
The program was launched by GFHC in 2002 and has helped more than 600 area residents receive healthcare career training.
“With this grant, the FHEO Program will continue to enroll new residents, provide health care career paths for existing clients, and collaborate with local health care employers to ensure training efforts lead to sustainable employment,” said Kirk Smith, President & CEO. “This would not be possible without the vision and generous support of the C.S. Mott Foundation.”
More information about the FHEO Program, including eligibility criteria and an online application, is available at www.gfhc.org/fheo. The next FHEO Program entry-level training cycle begins in April.