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training options

Online and includes interactive activities, group projects, presentations, communication skills practice, lectures, and assessment

free tuition and weekly stipend

Qualified participants will receive free tuition and a $300/week stipend

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Do you want to help people in your community?
Are you interested in a career in social work?

Check out MiCOACH

If you answered YES to these questions, it’s your chance to get FREE Tuition and a Training Stipend to become a Certified Community Health Worker through the Michigan Career Opportunity Academy for Community Health (MiCOACH).

What Type of Training is Provided?

Training is provided by the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) which supports CHW education, training and workforce needs. 

  • The 12-week virtual CHW training program consists of 8 weeks of basic CHW skills and 4 weeks of behavioral healthcare training. A 40-hour in-person internship is required to receive the Certified Community Health Worker credential.
  • Training is online and includes interactive activities, group projects, individual presentations, communication skills practice, lectures, and assessments.

Navigators will help you access support services, set career goals, identify relevant education and training opportunities, and complete requirements for college admissions and financial aid.

CHW Training Benefits

  • Gain skills for an in-demand profession
  • Earn a widely recognized Certified Community Health Worker credential at no cost
  • Receive on-the-job training through a 40-hour internship
  • Receive a $300 weekly stipend for successfully attending and completing each week of the training period

Want to know if you qualify?

To get started, complete the MiCOACH Interest Form.
A member of our team will contact you.

To be eligible, you must:

    • Be a US citizen or eligible alien
    • Be 18 years old or older
    • Have a high school equivalency
    • Have attended Ecorse, Hamtramck, or River Rouge school districts
    • Reside in Ecorse, Hamtramck, or River Rouge school districts


Important Note: MiCOACH is a training opportunity. It is not a job offer or guarantee of employment after completion of the training. Completion of the MiCOACH application does not guarantee acceptance into the training program. Interested candidates will be assessed for eligibility upon review of application and an interview.

Services through SEMCA Michigan Works!

If you are unemployed or want to explore career options leading to better employment, you owe it to yourself to visit one of the American Job Centers operated by SEMCA Michigan Works!. Our staff are trained Career Coaches who can assist you in the exploration of new careers and the education/training options to achieve your dreams. 

All services are free to those seeking employment, regardless of your job situation, education level, experience or skill level. Job Seekers can access the following services through Michigan Works!:

The MiCOACH grant project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Community Health Worker Training (CHWT) Program. MiCOACH is managed by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Workforce Development’s Industry Engagement Division, Sector Strategies Section.