The Office of Apprenticeship has released two new briefing papers on Registered Apprenticeship and healthcare that make the case for using the model in this growing industry. Registered Apprenticeship helps address some of the critical issues in healthcare including recruitment and retention, cost-effective training, wage increases and improved patient care. Both papers describe some of the successful models that exist as well as discuss opportunities and challenges.
Using Registered Apprenticeship to Build and Fill Healthcare Career Paths, discusses how Registered Apprenticeship can be a critical part of building the healthcare workforce by increasing skill levels without huge cost increases. The model offers the structure and rigor that helps professionalize entry-level healthcare occupations and prepares individuals for the challenge of higher level health careers. Apprenticeship is already used extensively in healthcare without being called “apprenticeship.” Nurses do clinical rotations and doctors serve residencies before they complete their degrees and nearly all healthcare occupations require a demonstration of competency before a certificate or credential is awarded.
Using Registered Apprenticeship to Build and Fill Career Paths in Health Information Technology focuses on the earn and learn aspects of the model, showing that workers’ skill levels increase simultaneously while they study their profession, so they become more productive at a faster rate than if they were only taking classes. The traditional health information technology model focuses only on classroom education.
Submitted for comments by John GriffinApprenticeship in California
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