Upcoming Training Sessions
Class Dates TBA
Length | 64 hours
- $1,350 per person
- Includes all training supplies
- Mt. Pleasant Campus
- Morey Technical Education Center Room 108
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Complete DSP training at Mid and join the more than 45,000 Direct Support Professionals around the state who help older adults and persons with disabilities live their best life at home and in the community. Learn communication techniques and ways to assist with daily living activities that may include supported employment, independent living skills, homemaking, housekeeping, socialization, and personal care.
Interested in helping others in an assisted living facility setting?
- 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED
- Negative TB test
- Clean criminal background record (required)
Mid Michigan Industries (MMI) has been working in the region for almost 50 years developing inclusive communities and meaningful connections through employment and training-offering a wide variety of programs to adults with disabilities.In an effort to recruit, hire, and retain qualified direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services/supports that people need to live and participate fully in their communities, our organization has implemented many best practices in the recruitment and retention of these valuable staff members.
One of the key pieces of our recruitment and retention plan is high-quality, competency-based training. Over the past year, we have been encouraging our staff members to participate in the training provided by Mid Michigan College, and we have seen significantly reduced turnover rates (from 50% in the first 60 days before the training to 10% following completion of the training), enhanced workforce satisfaction, and improved outcomes for the clients who are receiving services.
As we share our successes with other organizations that are significantly struggling with the same staffing issues, they share their frustration of not having similar high-quality training available in their region. Thank you Mid! —Cherie Johnson, MMI CEO