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Strengthening Community Colleges Training Program

Healthcare Industry

2-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Michigan Coalition for Accelerated Healthcare Pathways (MCAHP), Grand Rapids Community College, West Michigan Works! and many other employer, workforce system and education partners

Occupations Involved

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Nursing Assistants; Medical Assistants; Pharmacy Technicians; Surgical Technicians; Phlebotomists; Nurses, general; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians; Occupational Therapists; Dental Assistants; Dental Hygienists; Other Technologists and Technicians; Other: Direct Care Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Program is led by the Michigan Coalition for Accelerated Healthcare Pathways (MCAHP). The program's goals are to increase the capacity and responsiveness of Michigan community colleges in providing a pipeline of skilled workers, and upskill those already in healthcare, to address the needs of employers of allied health professionals. The program offers online hybrid training and apprenticeships to those interested in entering into Allied Health. Future community college program offerings are an Anesthesia Technologist degree and a Cardiovascular Tech apprenticeship.

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