USDOL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Apprenticeship Building Grant
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention
Workforce Issues Addressed
Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Opportunity for educational reimbursement; Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals
SEMCA-WIN has grant funding from USDOL for the WIN network of community colleges and Michigan Works! agencies in southeast Michigan to enroll 350 individuals in a "Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy", in many industries. The grant provides pre-apprenticeship training and tuition reimbursement funds for individuals enrolled in the programs. The relevance of the grant to healthcare is to grow and expand healthcare apprentices, which will lead to more healthcare workers, by advancing incumbent employees and attracting new talent.