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NACD Healthcare Training Partnership

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

Bronson Health, The Kalamazoo Promise, the Northside Association for Community Development (NACD), Michigan Career
and Technical Institute (MCTI), MIWorks SW! and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.)

Occupations Involved

Nursing Assistants

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals who are unemployed (& in the labor force) and/or who are searching for a new career path to work in a healthcare profession


The Northside Association for Community Development (NACD) Healthcare Training Partnership offers residents of Kalamazoo access to free training and preparation for healthcare career pathway jobs. The NACD Training Partnership offers a CNA training program with placements at a Bronson hospital in Kalamazoo County. The purposes of the partnership are to increase workforce opportunities to residents in underserved areas of Kalamazoo and to help Bronson Health increase local hiring and develop a more diverse frontline workforce that reflects the community.

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