Job seekers who would like to pursue a career in healthcare may be eligible to have some of their education and training funded through the Michigan Rural Enhanced Access to Careers in Healthcare (MiREACH) program. The program, available through Northwest Michigan Works!, is designed to alleviate healthcare industry workforce shortages in rural areas by creating sustainable employment and training programs in patient-facing healthcare occupations.

The MiREACH program is available to existing workers to be trained and promoted, unemployed workers, and underemployed workers. 

Careers in healthcare and behavioral health that may qualify for funding include: Behavioral Health Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists, Radiologic and MRI Technologists, EMT & Paramedics, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Pharmacists, Pharmacist Technicians, Surgical Technologists, Phlebotomists, Community Health Workers, and more.

For more information about MiREACH from Northwest Michigan Works! fill out the Contact Form below.

Funding for MiREACH is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program which supports employment and training programs in healthcare occupations serving rural populations. 

MiREACH Contact Form