Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Heroes to Healthcare Veteran Apprentice earn?

Apprentices are employed from day one and earn a competitive salary, which has incremental raises built in as skill levels increase. Salary is based on the average salary for a fully proficient “journeyworker” beginning at 55% and ending at a minium of 85% of that market wage. Additionally H2H apprentices are eligable for a VA paid monthly stipend paid directly to the apprentice.

How do apprenticeships benefit employers?

Registered Apprenticeship programs help businesses develop highly skilled employees, reduce turnover rates, increase productivity and lower the cost of recruitment. Additional benefits include: Customized competency based training that meets industry standards, tailored to the specific needs of businesses, resulting in highly skilled employees. Customized training that meets industry standards, tailored to the specific needs of businesses, resulting in highly skilled employees. Increased knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning from an experienced mentor, combined with education courses to support work-based learning. Enhanced employee retention: 91% of apprentices that complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.

  • A stable and reliable pipeline of qualified workers.
  • A systematic approach to training that ensures employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required for the occupation.
  • Businesses may qualify for state-and federal tax credits available for apprenticeship employers Workforce systems and other community partners may also choose to contribute funding for training, supplies or other aspects of apprenticeship programs. These benefits reduce an employer’s investment in apprenticeship training costs.
  • A safer workplace that may reduce worker compensation costs, due to the program’s emphasis on safety training.
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What are Registered Apprenticeships?

Registered Apprenticeships are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn and learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies). Registered Apprenticeship is an effective, proven approach to develop the skills needed to meet the needs of business for a highly skilled workforce. Apprenticeships are developed in partnership with the employer through an, “ear and learn” model that involves on-the-job training, and job-related instruction provided by Heroes to Healthcare. The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice’s skills and wages. Apprenticeship is a flexible training program that is tailored to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices can be new hires, or employers can select current staff who need their skills upgrading to join the apprenticeship program. Heroes to Healthcare Apprenticeship programs continually develop, alongside industry standards and advancing technologies. Apprenticeships are not now just used in traditional clinic roles such as Medical Assistant and Radiology, Heroes to Healthcare are now able to leverage the skills and compentencies of healthcare experienced veteran talent and innovatively develop them into ancillary roles in healthcare within Revenue Cycle, Consulting, Healthcare Information Technology, Project Management and many other roles in Acute and Ambultory settings.

Is a Registered Apprenticeship a Job?

Yes, Apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient. The starting wage for an apprentice varies across the many job roles though begin at 55% and end at a minimum of 85% of the market wage. Employers work with our team to design the most appropriate schedule to accomodate the business needs yet ensure the development of the apprentice.

How long is the Apprenticeship program?

The length of an apprenticeship program depends the occupation and the development schedule the employer is willing to accomodate. Heroes to Healthcare apprenticeship programs range from one (16) months to (24) months to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, your ability, commitment and opportunities you have for us to collect the evidence to show competence. During the program, the apprentice receives both structured, project based, competency tested on-the-job training (OJT) and job-related instruction in one of our academy programs through a distance learning model. Over the year, the apprentice will receive normally 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction.

How is Registered Apprenticeship different from other types of work-based training?

A Heroes to Healthcare Registered Apprenticeship is distinguished from other types of workplace training by several factors: (1) participants who are newly hired (or already employed) earn wages from employers during training; (2) programs must meet clearly defined on the job tested standards which are registered and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies;) (3) programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related technical instruction; (4) on-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of one or more of the employer’s personnel in partnership with a Heroes to Healthcare coach; 5) training results in an industry-recognized credentials; and 6) Heroes to Healthcare apprenticeship are eligable for state and federal funding as well as are approved by the Venterans Administration for participants to recieve additional compensation during apprenticeship.

Who is the apprenticeship "sponsor"?

Heroes to Healthcare serves as the sponsor to register all apprenticeships through the US Department of Labor, Veterans Administration and Licensing and Regulation, taking away all the considerable registration, reporting and audit overhead, so you can concentrate on growing your business with great talent. We share your goal of ensuring a successful apprenticeship, and the apprentice’s continued employment with your organization.

How is Heroes to Healthcare different?

Heroes to Healthcare was founded by ImPowerQ Assoicates, a leading human capital development firm that felt the need to address a considerable national employment challenge for healthcare experienced veterans. Heroes to Healthcare is the only US Department of Labor and Veterans Administration approved Registered Apprenticeship focuses specifically on providing transition paths for middle enlisted level healthcare experienced veterans currently identified as the third largest cohort of underemployed veterans nationally.

What are the requirements for a veteran to be accepted into a Heroes to Healthcare apprenticeship?

Firstly a veteran must have at least two years (four years for CPPM) in a healthcare occupation while on active duty, have an honorable discharge and upon being discharged by at an E4 rank. Applicants are also required to pass an extensive screening including online and inperson interviewing, compentency exam and employer interviews.

What if I need more information?

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