The Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program
Also known as HPOG, this is an innovative approach to provide education, training, support services and job placement in health care occupations for hundreds of impoverished residents of Detroit Wayne County.
This program looks for participants nearing the end of receiving welfare benefits, with a focus on single moms with young children, and an additional focus on veterans. The goals include 250 enrollments and 150 living wage job placements per year.
HPOG is a five-year grant that amounts to a $10.3 million investment in Detroit Wayne County's health care industry. Not only will participants find living wage employment, but employers will find much needed qualified applicants.