Available Through NHTI, Program Addresses Healthcare Needs in Concord Area
CONCORD – Healthcare is one of N.H.’s largest and fastest growing industries, and a sector that has had a surge in open positions over the past two years. To help meet these needs, ApprenticeshipNH, a workforce program of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), has expanded its partnership with Concord Hospital to offer a medical assistant (MA) Registered Apprenticeship program. Using ApprenticeshipNH’s “earn while you learn” model, this program will be offered at Concord Hospital with classroom instruction at NHTI – Concord’s Community College.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Concord Hospital and add a new medical assistant Registered Apprenticeship program,” said Tracey Jackson, CCSNH ApprenticeshipNH grant manager. “This program is a great opportunity for apprentices to receive paid tuition, develop new skills, earn a wage and start a new career.”
The MA program includes 480 hours of instruction at NHTI and 3,600 hours of on-the-job training at Concord Hospital, where apprentices will practice clinical and administrative skills under the supervision of a mentor. The program will prepare students for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) CCMA exam. Following successful completion of the program, apprentices are eligible for continued employment with Concord Hospital’s Primary Care or specialty practices.
“Having highly skilled medical assistants in our organization allows us to provide excellent care to the patients and families in our community,” said Jennifer Leonard, MSN, RN Clinical Process and Education Manager at Concord Hospital. “The collaboration with ApprenticeshipNH has helped us recruit talented medical assistants.”
The program is supported by WorkNowNH and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The application is available here. For additional information on this program through NHTI, contact Kathy Taylor at [email protected].
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ApprenticeshipNH was established in 2017 as a workforce initiative of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist employers building registered apprenticeships, pre-apprentice and high school programs in high-demand sectors including advanced manufacturing, automotive technology, biomedical technology, business and finance construction and infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality and information technology. ApprenticeshipNH assists companies with recruiting, screening and hiring potential apprentices, as well as accessing resources in the state that help to fund apprentice training and education.
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