In partnership with local universities, businesses, and other organizations, the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan acts as a bridge to provide language accessibility & professional development through a variety of programs.

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Employment Services Collaborative

The Employment Services Collaborative (ESC) is comprised of 8 organizations working together to help individuals and families access employment services in West Michigan.

By providing assistance with barrier resolution, job preparedness skills, personalized career coaching, and ongoing retention support we also help employers find valuable and bilingual employees.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact :

Ricardo Martinez rmartinez@hispanic-center.org (616) 742-0200 ext 123

To help speed up the intake process before your appointment, please upload your information here.

Vocational Training (Finance, Healthcare, and Skilled Trades)

Looking for employment and/or skill trade training and certification opportunities? Thanks to our partnerships with UnidosUS, Wells Fargo, Grand Rapids Community College, and CLAI, we are able to help you enroll in a number of programs:

  • Welding
  • Construction
  • Interpreting
  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacist

To apply, please contact:

Ricardo Martinez
rmartinez@hispanic-center.org
(616) 742-0200 ext 123

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Spring GR

SpringGR is a business training experience for people with an idea to start and succeed in their own business. We work together one evening a week for 12 weeks, and will give them the tools and confidence they need to turn that idea into a real business.
  • The Hispanic Center serves as a site for the Spanish course
  • The course is offered in the Spring and in the Fall
To apply please visit http://www.springgr.com/
If you need assistance, please contact Daniela Rojas-Cortes
drojascortes@hispanic-center.org
(616) 742-0200 ext 144