Catholic Medical Center Launches New Apprenticeship Program
NEC Member Catholic Medical Center (CMC) recently launched a new medical assistant registered apprenticeship program designed to fill key clinical positions.
This program is made possible through partnerships with Manchester Community College (MCC) and the ApprenticeshipNH program. The program will allow for eight apprentices, a combination of incumbent CMC employees and new hires, who through the program will prepare to sit for their certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. Program participants will receive 480 hours of classroom instruction at MCC with full-time, Monday – Friday course load, including class time, lab hours, and a practicum. During the 480-hour classroom portion, apprentices will earn a training wage of $10 per hour for the first 320 hours and $11 per hour for the next 160 hours. Upon completion of classroom instruction hours, apprentices will receive 3,600 hours of on-the-job training at the Catholic Medical Center. Wages during the on-the-job training portion of the program are $12 per hour for the first 1,000 hours and $13.50 per hour for the remaining 2,600 hours.
“By requiring apprentices to complete the classroom portion first, we ensure that they have the education they need to succeed when it comes time to put their knowledge to the test in a real-life healthcare environment,” said Emily Zeien, grant manager for ApprenticeshipNH.