The Learn and Earn Model for Healthcare Apprenticeships
Posted by Nicole Krempasky on June 16, 2021
The impacts of the pandemic on the workforce are likely to be evident for some time to come, but utilizing education and job training to upskill displaced, or emerging, workers into healthcare positions can ease the burden the country is currently experiencing. Instead of workers pursuing new, often lengthy educational avenues, a learn-and-earn model can play a vital role in filling in-demand positions, while engaging the economy through gainful apprenticeships and vocational training.
What is the learn-and-earn model?
While the benefits of this model are obvious for workers, apprenticeships and career training are advantageous for employers, also. They can immediately engage individuals for in-demand positions without having to wait a year or longer for workers to complete educational or training programs. By making an immediate, short-term investment in workers, you’re actually making a long-term investment in your business by nurturing talent and creating a sense of loyalty in new workers, as well as established employees whose skills you’re looking to further cultivate. In fact, the Department of Labor estimates that 94 percent of apprentices retain their employment after completion, providing your business with credentialed, skilled employees in it for the long haul.
Offer opportunities for workers with industry-proven training
For years, Penn Foster has provided industry-leading training for companies like Geisinger Health System and Kalaska Memorial Health Center. Our proven healthcare training programs not only lend support to partners through in-house training, implementation, and marketing, they also position learners for success with online mastery-based learning and dedicated assistance through both academic and motivational challenges.
For more information on making the learn-and-earn model work for your healthcare needs, contact a Penn Foster training expert.