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.
A DOL apprenticeship program benefits both the company and the participant in a number of ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MedCerts offers a wide variety of career training programs for healthcare jobs and is already an approved DOL Apprenticeship intermediary for the following programs:
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:
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.