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Supportive Services for the Direct Care Worker

Several programs are available to assist employers of direct care workers improve their skills and capabilities.

Mott Community College and Flint STRIVE are working together to build a better workforce.

If your staff members are having difficulty passing the required training classes or have job difficulties including attitude or attendance problems check these assistance programs:

WorkKeys Assessment Prior to Hire

WorkKeys generates powerful, proven results. WorkKeys is a highly a adaptable workforce development solution that defines your workforce needs, quantifies the minimum skill levels that will meet those needs and assesses your job applicants and/or current employees to determine the skill level they possess.

The WorkKeys System provides a complete spectrum of job analysis, assessment, instructional support, reporting and training identification services. The system uses a set of skill scales that accurately measure both the skills of individuals and the competency levels required for successful job performance.

Benefits to Employers:

  • Improves employee selection and advancement procedures
  • Reduces overtime
  • Reduces turnover
  • Increases productivity
  • Fewer legal challenges over hiring process
  • Increased employee morale


STRIVE is a non-profit organization funded by the Mott Foundation. STRIVE works with employees who have potential but are currently experiencing problems, such as: dependability, punctuality, honesty, ability to work independently, ability to work with many different kinds of people, following directions, taking initiative, being a self-starter, work ethic.

STRIVE offers an intensive care management component and individual follow up to assure higher level performance.

STRIVE service is available at no cost to employer or employee.

Health Programs/Information

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