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Grand Rapids Direct Support Workers Certification Program

Healthcare Industry

2-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Ottawa County CMHA, MOKA, Heritage Homes, Benjamin's Hope, Harbor House, CMHOC, Grand Rapids CC

Occupations Involved

Direct Care Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Grand Rapids Community College offers a certificate program for Direct Support Professions to elevate DSP to be comparable to CNA. This program complements the IMPART Alliance Train-The Trainer (T3) program.

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