Building the Future Allied Health Workforce with Apprenticeships

Published on November 14, 2023

As people seek better ways to enter or move around within the labor market, there’s no question that an increasingly mainstream approach has been apprenticeships. According to the Department of Labor, nearly 610,000 Americans are currently working as apprentices, a 106% increase since 2013. Given the high cost of postsecondary education, the need to hire quickly, and the relaxing of degree requirements, apprenticeships have become an appealing and effective alternative to college.

We've developed a 12-page white paper detailing the importance of apprenticeships and how we can take advantage of this model to solve the vacancy crisis in healthcare. Read on for our key takeaways or scroll down to download the full white paper.

Key Takeaways

What are apprenticeships? Apprenticeships are broadly defined as positions where a student or employee is hired to learn an industry-specific trade. The beauty of the apprenticeship is that the student learns directly from a mentor or group of sponsors who pass on relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. They also get to learn–and earn at the same time.

Healthcare apprenticeships are relatively rare: Healthcare has been surprisingly slow to embrace the apprenticeship model. Only 3% (16,000) of our nation’s 600,000+ apprentices are in healthcare.

How the world of allied health has been slow to adopt the apprenticeship model.

How can we improve the adoption of the apprenticeship model in the world of allied health? Our simple guide walks you through what it takes to set up an allied health apprenticeship.

The importance of apprenticeships to your organization: Apprenticeships allow you to build a better farm system to get the talent you need vs training to “buy” it from the open market, where it can be hard to find and much more expensive.

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Written by
Jennifer Kolb
National Director of Workforce Development

As MedCerts National Director of Workforce Development, Jennifer Kolb is responsible for overseeing strategy and business development efforts at MedCerts with an emphasis on the k-career pipeline.

Prior to MedCerts, Jennifer served in several leadership positions at Tallo and Hawkes Learning where she built and lead sales and marketing, new product launches, technology development updates and an entire product relaunch to be ADA compliant.

Jennifer has spent a decade within the workforce industry working with educators, state leaders, business and industry officials, post-secondary institutions and grant organizations from across the country, all with the mission of bettering people's lives. Coming from a long line of educators and with a business-centered mindset, Jen is passionate about student success and cultivating creative strategies for ensuring all talent has access to educational and career-related opportunities.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Psychology with a focus in business management from Clemson University.

Published on November 14, 2023

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