New GED Partnership Headlines June 14 Professional Development Fair
A unique partnership between MidMichigan Health and the Education and Training Connection (ETC) of Midland will be featured in an upcoming Professional Development Fair on Monday, June 14. ETC recently collaborated with MidMichigan to create a program for those who wish to be employed but still need to attain their GED. Through the partnership, the candidate will be hired on a temporary basis, paid for work time and on-site class time to achieve the goal of passing the GED and receiving permanent, full-time employment.
“In this pandemic job market, education is often one of the things that set an applicant apart,” said Jason Graves, recruitment manager, MidMichigan Health. “Helping members of our community to get their GED, and then offering them a job within the health system itself, is a fantastic way to set people up for future professional success.”
In addition to information on the GED program, the fair will feature free resume reviews by members of the MidMichigan Human Resources Department. Application stations will also be available and will be staffed by information technology professionals to assist attendees in applying for open positions within the health system. Light refreshments will be served.
“With an unemployment rate of roughly 5.2 percent in Michigan, it is so important, now more than ever, that the members of our local community take advantage of every opportunity for growth and professional development” said Colleen Markel, director of talent acquisition and workforce development, MidMichigan Health.
Dee Weber, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, MidMichigan Health, explained that the health system can offer so much more to the community than just the expert medical services to which it is already known. “Our goal has always been to create healthy communities together,” Weber said. “While that certainly entails the health care we offer throughout the regions we serve, this Professional Development Fair is just another way we can help our local community grow stronger, together.”
The fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the former Cardiovascular Services Building at 301 Wackerly St., in Midland. Registration is not required to attend the fair. Attendees who apply for a job during the event will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of several gift card prizes. Those interested in more information on the fair may call MidMichigan’s Human Resources Department at (989) 839-3230 or toll-free at (855) 222-3230.