Creating Equal Access to Pet Care Careers
The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions (MIPP) creates equal access to pet care careers by providing skills training and job placement for individuals in underserved communities who have a passion for working with animals. Students accepted to MIPP receive a full scholarship from Michelson Found Animals (MFA) to obtain a professional certification in pet grooming and benefit from placement services upon graduation.
Looking for a rewarding career working with pets? See if you qualify for our training assistance program in the dog grooming field! You must:
>Be 18 or older
>Have an annual income of less than $41,700
>Live in the LA area/able to commute to Playa Vista
>Submit an application, resume, and personal statement of 250 words or less (Check out Resume.com for templates!)
>Sign MIPP Agreement (Linked) outlining expectations, communication and goals
Is MIPP Right for You?
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Receive Tools for Success
HANDS ON LEARNING, RESOURCES & RESUME COACHING
First class training for professional dog grooming training and certification- (valued at $7,250)
All tools needed to participate in the course- (grooming starting kit valued at $1,000)
Job resources and placement support provided by MFA
Graduate in ~12 Weeks
WATCH FIRST COHORT GRADUATION
DAISY D., MIPP Graduate
"This program has impacted me in so many good ways. It's a complete new beginning for me and I can't wait to get full hands-on with all the dogs."
BRETT YATES, CEO of MFA
"Over the last 10 years, the revenue for pet grooming has nearly doubled. It points to being able to have a great career in pet grooming. It's a fantastic opportunity."
Thanks to Our Training Partner
Michelson Institute of Pet Professions partners with training providers who have robust teaching programs to provide MIPP students with professional certifications.
West Coast Grooming Academy
The mission of West Coast Grooming Academy is to help students and pet parents achieve their goals in pet grooming, whether it's to seek employment as a professional groomer or to start their own businesses. West Coast Grooming Academy has the knowledge and experience to help its students succeed in any capacity, whether in small business or in the corporate world!
West Coast Grooming Academy proudly gives back to the community by working with local animal rescue organizations and shelters to make shelter and rescue animals more adoptable through the grooming services completed by West Coast Grooming Academy's student groomers.
Partnerships with in-community service providers, helps MIPP reach prospective students who would otherwise not know about this career path.
Interested in becoming a community partner? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.