Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for a $6M project which is being funded by a four-year USDOL-ETA Closing the Skills Gap grant. The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) collaborative is addressing the skills gap in healthcare and healthcare IT occupations by expanding apprenticeship pathways for positions like CNAs, LPNs, RNs, and rehab technicians, as well as creating new apprenticeship programs for healthcare leadership positions such as nursing directors and executive directors. Argentum and its partners plan to enroll and support over 7,200 apprentices by February 2024.

Why Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeship is a time-tested approach to training and developing skilled labor that began in the 1850’s. However, a resurgence and growing popularity of the model could be just what’s needed as we enter this time of economic recovery and meet the demands of the healthcare workforce.
Apprenticeships define career paths, lay out on-the-job training and classroom (including online) learning for advancement, and detail promotions and wage increases for apprentices. These programs are a proven workforce strategy to improve recruitment and retention, while creating a more engaged and satisfied workforce. More Information or contact the PALA office.

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