Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced today that $171,805 in Minnesota Job Skills Partnership and Pathways grants have been awarded to the college in a partnership agreement and continuing education project with Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minnesota
The official grant signing ceremony of the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership and Pathways grants was held on Thursday, May 14, in the Community Room at Inter-Faith Care Center. Through the two grants totaling $171,805, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will work with Inter-Faith Care Center to develop a comprehensive training program entitled Creating a Culture of Resident-Centered Care.
“Working with the staff at Inter-Faith to develop this proposal made me appreciate how much they care about the well-being of their residents,” said Candi Broeffle, Dean of Workforce and College Advancement at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “Their ideas and plans for how they will continually improve their services are really exciting. I look forward to working with them on this project and can’t wait to see the results of our efforts.”
The 150 incumbent employees at Inter-Faith Care Center will each receive 100 hours of advanced training over three years to increase employees’ skills and positively impact the quality of residents’ care. The first training sessions will begin around June 1 and will continue for three years.
“Our grant not only provides technical skills development for the employees at Inter-Faith Care Center, it also provides Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College with the ability to develop resident-centered care curriculum that we can deliver to our Nursing program students,” said Mary Monson, Coordinator of the Nursing program at the college.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will also expand the curriculum content and lead resident-centered care training at extended care facilities throughout Minnesota.
“Our ultimate goal is to make this training available to extended care facilities throughout Minnesota,” said Broeffle. “This really is a unique opportunity and we are happy to be a leader in training professionals working in the rapidly expanding extended care industry.”
This is the third Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant awarded to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Previous partnerships were with Sappi Fine Paper and Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet.
Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership programs work strategically with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the state. Training grants are used to offset training-related expenses incurred by business, industry and educational institutions necessary to meet current and future workforce needs.


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