Baker College Launches HireQualified™ Initiative

October 21, 2009

“We’ve created a convenient online marketplace of job seekers and a range of services that employers can access to meet their specific needs. When an employer posts a position on, we search through the Baker College database of graduates and students to find qualified candidates,” said Steve Gwisdalla, Baker College system director for Career Services. “We then submit candidates for consideration – all free of charge.”

From, employers may set up an account, review Baker College student resumes, request information from Career Services and post open positions in their organizations. Employers can also select from a menu of other services that extend far beyond the Web site. HireQualified will prescreen candidates, schedule interviews at an agreed-upon location, and conduct first-round interviews or narrow the field to just a few highly qualified candidates. All of the services offered are completely free.

“We wanted to provide a higher level of customer service to assist employers with the entire hiring experience. By connecting directly to, employers gain easy access to free services that encompass all aspects of the employee search.”
Baker College’s strong focus on practical education and training makes students and graduates uniquely prepared to start working on day one. HireQualified is a logical extension of that effort and a straightforward way for employers to communicate their recruitment needs to Baker College.

“As a career college, Baker’s single mission has been to provide quality higher education and training to enable graduates to be successful throughout their challenging and rewarding careers,” said Gwisdalla. “We have always sought and developed employer partnerships to assist us in our mission. HireQualified represents our sincere commitment to provide employers with qualified candidates that are fully prepared to enter the workforce.”

Employer partners are invited to visit to set up an account. For more information about HireQualified, please contact Steve Gwisdalla via e-mail or or 810.766.2168.

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