Registered Apprenticeship Program - Employers
Apprenticeships are the Future of HIM!
Is your company seeking solutions to the training and development of employees or additional support to assist your organization in advancing healthcare technology? Consider connecting with AHIMA's Registered HIM Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeships are paid positions that bridge education and employment.
Apprenticeships help sponsors:
- Prepare the next generation of HIM professionals hired in your organization
- Attract new talent with the right education, skills, and credentials
- Develop associates for your organization with skills to keep pace with advances in healthcare technology
Apprenticeship Employer - Institutions Webinar
Employer Webinar - Why You should Consider Becoming an Apprenticeship Employer?
Unfamiliar with apprenticeships and how they operate? Learn more about the AHIMA Foundation's Managing the Talent Pipeline in Health Information apprenticeship program and the benefits for becoming an apprenticeship.
Thank you to all employers and institutions whom attended our webinar in 2015 on the AHIMA Foundation's Registered Apprenticeship Program: Managing the Talent Pipeline in Health Information Management. We are excited to launch this apprenticeship program and looking forward to working with you in preparing the next generation of HIM professionals.
If you were unable to attend or if you have additional questions, please find the updated presentation slides here.
For those interested in sponsoring/hiring apprentices:
Learn more about how an apprenticeship program can work to benefit you and your company by contacting the AHIMA Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this exciting new program.
AHIMA and AHIMA Foundation's National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standard were certified by the United States Department of Labor (DoL). The certification of the guidelines will help to bridge the gap for graduating or post-certification student seeking career in HIM through paid apprenticeships, which will provide a clear pathway to full-time employment. The Foundation acts as a bridge between interested employers (sponsors), apprentices, and the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor.
We have developed four apprenticeship roles:
After assessment and evaluation of the initial apprenticeship offering, additional positions may be developed and implemented.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship helps to mobilize workforce with structured on-the-job learning in the HIM industry. The apprenticeship connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers, resulting in a workforce with HIM industry - driven training and employers with a competitive edge.
- An apprenticeship is a paid position that bridges education and employment in an organization.
- Apprentices start at an entry level scale of an occupation that increases as certain checkpoints are reached. They learn while you both earn, financially and professionally!
- Apprentices may be temporary or permanent employees and are usually full-time positions.
- Apprentice qualifications vary according to role (for example, a coding professional apprentice may hold a CCA, RHIT, or RHIA credential while a data analyst apprentice must hold a minimum of a RHIA credential)
- An apprenticeship program lasts from one to two years, with the goal of a permanent position. The apprentice candidate gains real-world working experience that can be of substantial work to any company.
For those interested in applying for an apprenticeship:
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