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If your hospital or healthcare organization is finding it difficult to fill entry-level vacancies, consider creating a registered healthcare apprenticeship program through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). These programs offer customizable solutions for companies to attract, train and retain employees.

Benefits of a Healthcare Apprenticeship Program

A DOL apprenticeship program benefits both the company and the participant in a number of ways.

Improved Recruitment and Retention

When potential employees understand the requirements of a job and the opportunities for advancement it offers, they are more likely to stay. In fact, 94% of apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship.

Healthcare apprenticeships are attractive to job seekers because they’re able to earn while they learn. The mentoring they receive provides apprentices with support and guidance from a skilled employee. All of these elements help to create a sense of loyalty to the organization investing in their success.

Boosted Productivity

During an apprenticeship program, apprentices participate in both classroom and on-the-job training, enabling them to gain confidence in their new roles. Confident, well-trained staff are more productive. In the healthcare field, this translates into improved quality of patient care.

Customized Training

When building an apprenticeship program, your organization can create customized training that fits your healthcare staffing needs, ensuring employees develop the right skills. Ideally, this training will set apprentices on a career path within your company as well. You’ll be able to lower recruitment costs by promoting these new employees within your organization.

Diversified Workforce

Apprenticeship programs allow you to hire from a much larger, more diverse pool of candidates. Focusing on diversity and inclusion as part of your healthcare staffing solution benefits everyone. Studies show that people in the healthcare field who are trained in a diverse environment are more comfortable treating patients from a wide range of backgrounds.

How MedCerts Apprenticeships Can Help You

MedCerts offers a wide variety of career training programs for healthcare jobs and is already an approved DOL Apprenticeship intermediary for the following programs:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Professional Coder
  • ASHP Pharmacy Technician

Participants in MedCerts’ apprenticeship programs gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in new careers and receive a national credential upon completion. For businesses, our healthcare staffing solutions offer a number of key benefits to help you get the most out of our apprenticeships:

  • Best-in-class training model: A combination of classroom and on-the-job training enables apprentices to quickly apply what they're learning.
  • DOL intermediary: MedCerts’ apprenticeship programs are already registered, allowing you to join our standards to quickly implement a program.
  • Scalability: Our standards are nationally recognized so organizations with offices in multiple states can implement the same program across all locations.
  • Quality online training: Our Allied Healthcare National Exam pass rate is significantly above the national average. Students are ready for their career as soon as they finish training.
  • Additional funding options: Apprenticeship programs may be eligible for grants and wage reimbursement in partnership with Workforce agencies.

When you partner with MedCerts to fulfill your staffing needs, you can be confident that our healthcare apprenticeship programs will meet your needs. To learn more about what our programs can offer, visit us today.

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Published on July 27, 2020