Lutheran Social Services and the Department of Human Services will soon be hosting seven regional trainings across the State of Michigan. Each training will cover the Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV), the educational needs and newest education policy requirements for children and youth in care, and various college resources for Foster Youth.
Jennifer Maurer, ETV Coordinator will discuss the ETV Program; including eligibility requirements, the application process, distribution of funds, and support available to ETV students.
Ann Rossi, Health Education and Youth Unit (HEYU) Departmental Analyst will discuss a variety of educational supports and additional resources available across the State, Youth in Transition funds, and policy updates (impacting older youth in foster care).
Representatives from the following schools will discuss programs and scholarships available for foster students: Baker College of Flint, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Michigan-Flint, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University.
Registration is now available on OTP-JJOLT at: http://www.michiganchildwelfaretraining.com, search for Educational Requirements and College Resources for Foster Youth in Transition.
Click here for a flyer with dates, locations, and time.
This is a great opportunity for all workers and supervisors to learn about the resources available for foster youth who are aging out and pursuing college, as well as how foster youth can best be served to ensure they make it to post-secondary programs.
Mark your calendars now! SPACE IS LIMITED!!