Kimberly Harrington owns and operates Phlebotomy Express Training Centers in Detroit. As a proud DPS graduate of Mumford High School in 1983. Ms. Harrington recently honored as the Who’s Who in Black Detroit 2020 also received two awards in the 2018 Detroit City Council Spirit of Detroit Award, as well as, receiving the Walker Power 15 Legacy Award Detroit honoring 150 women across the nation. Ms. Harrington is honored to engage in work that creates employment opportunities for those who need them the most. She is dedicated to giving opportunities to individuals who have the desire to achieve and have the desire to become leading and productive citizens in society.
Ms. Harrington is a strong believer in education, hard work, and upward mobility. She is also a big supporter of those who have the urge to start a new career path. Ms. Harrington is not only a preferred vendor for the State of Michigan which supports Detroit At Work and DHHS Path participants she is also an active partner with DPSCD Parent Network providing over 60 full phlebotomy scholarships in 2018 and 2019 for parents of Detroit public school children.
Phlebotomy Express Training Centers is located at 17580 Wyoming, across the street from Samuel Mumford High School. Phlebotomy Express Training Centers offers 4-week and 6-week certification courses in Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant training. Ms. Harrington also works diligently with graduates and employers by providing job placement support. Her vocational center is nationally accredited with the National Center for Competency Testing, and the American Medical Certification Association. The average graduate from PETC earns $32,000 upon graduation.
Kimberly is a proud partner of the Volunteers of America HPOG 2.0 Grant which is a $10.5 million dollar study stipend to break generational poverty by providing free Healthcare Training for career-based jobs for Wayne County residents. Ms. Harrington is an active member of various business roundtables pertaining to small business development and cradle to career for children k-12.
Her latest venture and most challenging task are opening a second satellite location in Yspilanti Michigan in collaboration with WSC ACADEMY.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Kimberly.
Tammy Reese: As an Entrepreneur, what do you look forward to every day?
Kimberly Harrington: As an Entrepreneur I look forward to seeing my dream come true of training a forgotten community a skill set that is highly valued today in the healthcare industry.
Tammy Reese: Please tell us about the phlebotomy scholarships that you provide?
Kimberly Harrington: Each year we give at least 5 scholarships for students who are interested in taking the course but can’t find funding to do so. We randomly select potential students through social media platforms and or themed contest.
Tammy Reese: Congratulations on your Who’s Who in Black Detroit honor. What was that experience like?
Kimberly Harrington: The Who’s Who honor was a pleasant surprise. Especially since it recognized some “major league” players in Detroit. To be able to be included was a proud moment.
Tammy Reese: Why is it important to have empowerment agencies such as Being That Girl?
Kimberly Harrington: Being That Girl personifies confidence. Lack of confidence can impair a person so much so that it can ruin an entire generation in one family.
Tammy Reese: When you think of women empowerment, what comes to mind?
Kimberly Harrington: Women empowerment brings to mind CHANGE for me. Men seek power but women initiate change.
Tammy Reese: How did your collaboration with WSC ACADEMY come about?
Kimberly Harrington: WSC Academy Collaboration started after they sent 4 students from Ypsi to Phlebotomy Express in 2018. The impact on those children was unforgettable. Fast forward the Dean of students wanted to insert a career based training program on campus in Ypsi and we made it happen within 6 weeks.
Tammy Reese: What else are you currently working on?
Kimberly Harrington: I am currently working on securing job opportunites for graduating students by creating a direct pipeline to jobs by opening a staffing company for temporary healthcare placement called Amunn Express Staffing.
Tammy Reese: What impact do you intend to make through the work that you do?
Kimberly Harrington: Hopefully the impact I have made over the past 5 years is one of community stability one household at a time.
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.