Gateway to offer first registered healthcare sector apprenticeship
Published on May 27, 2021
Gateway Community & Technical College is proud to announce its first healthcare apprenticeship program with the Victorian at Riverside.
The Victorian at Riverside, located in Covington, Ky., offers long-term and respite services to senior women. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of personalized care to senior women in a community based, homelike setting. Victorian at Riverside is preparing to expand capacity and open a new wing.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the Victorian at Riverside, and we are thrilled that our staff are able to take advantage of this program,” said Vicki Berling, President, Board of Directors at Victorian at Riverside. “I know they are looking forward to expanding their knowledge and building additional skills that will help them serve our elderly residents even better.”
The program is 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related technical instruction, roughly one year working full time. Currently, this apprenticeship program enrolls incumbent workers. However, with the Victorian at Riverside’s expansion, there may be opportunities over the next six months for new hire candidates to enroll.
“This is a great example of registered apprenticeship being a strategic initiative to upskill incumbent workers,” said Heather McClanahan, apprenticeship project coordinator at Gateway. “Registered apprenticeship encompasses way more than manufacturing and skilled trades. Gateway is eager to partner with more medical, rehabilitative and personal care providers in our region to fill talent pipelines for their critical healthcare roles.”
Apprenticeship opportunities are a way to provide industry specific, on-the-job training to new or current employees. Related technical instruction paired with hands-on practical application creates a high-quality work and learn experience that results in highly skilled and trained employees.