Baker College of Flint Receives $113K Grant from Prima Civitas Foundation

Jan 22, 2010

The Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) has selected Baker College of Flint as the recipient of a $113,333 grant. Under the terms of Baker’s Mid-Michigan Partnership for Training in Healthcare (M-Path) proposal, the Flint campus will serve as the lead management organization for the training of dislocated workers in seven Michigan counties for jobs in the health care industry. Baker College of Flint will provide the oversight, management, guidance, and implementation of health care training for individuals in Bay, Huron, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola counties. The Flint campus will also offer job development services to assist participants in meeting the labor market demands in the health care industry.

“We are honored by the grant and look forward to partnering with Prima Civitas in its mission to bring about foundational change to the culture of Michigan’s economy and stimulate activity for job creation and retention,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president. “Congratulations to Janie Stewart, Career and Corporate Services Vice President, for all her hard work in heading up this initiative and making it happen.”

The partnership between Baker College of Flint and the Prima Civitas Foundation was a result of an open and competitive bid process to train dislocated workers for existing and emerging health care positions. The program at Baker College of Flint was built upon the demonstrated success of the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Project, in which Baker College played a major role in providing quality health care education to residents enrolled in the FHEO program. Training began in January 2010 and is expected to continue through June 30, 2011.
For more information about training opportunities at Baker College of Flint for dislocated workers, please contact Janie Stewart at 810.766.4209.

The Prima Civitas Foundation is a non-profit economic and community development collaborative that serves the State of Michigan as it reinvents its economic base in the 21st century. Created in 2006 by Michigan State University, PCF exists to create, facilitate and bridge the network that is necessary for local, regional and state growth in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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