This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the GFHC to continue implementation of the FHEO Program. The purpose of the initiative is to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for low-income Genesee County residents by working with health industry employers to restructure their hiring, retention, and promotional practices for healthcare employees. With this grant, the project will continue to enroll new clients, provide career paths for existing clients, and participate in regional economic development initiatives. The FHEO Program offers training programs for entry-level job candidates, dislocated workers, incumbent workers, and summer youth.
The FHEO Program was introduced to the community in 2002 and would not have been possible without the vision and generous support of the C.S. Mott Foundation. Since its inception, more than 600 Genesee County residents have received healthcare career training through the FHEO Program. The GFHC wishes to extend its gratitude to the C.S. Mott Foundation for its continued support.