HRMC CNA Youth Apprenticeship Offers Dual Credit & Employment
October 01, 2020
Earlier this year, Huron Regional Medical Center was selected as one of four businesses in South Dakota to develop a youth apprenticeship, according to Brooke Sydow, EdD, project manager for HRMC.
Through a partnership with the State Department of Labor, area school districts, Southeast Technical College and a $50,000 grant, HRMC is adding an apprenticeship for 11th and 12th grade students interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
The youth apprenticeship allows high school students to take a certified nursing assistant class dual credit through Southeast Technical College, right here in Huron, while earning both high school and college credit. Students who earn their certification will then be eligible to participate in a paid internship as a CNA at HRMC. The internship will also allow students to earn dual credit and give them an excellent opportunity to explore patient care in the hospital setting. In addition to the hands-on experience, students will also be introduced to a curriculum through the State Department of Labor that builds workplace skills. The program is shaped around the student’s schedule and could be completed over the course of one academic year, or during the student’s summer break.
The youth CNA apprenticeship is set to launch in January 2021, and will join HRMC’s registered apprenticeships in nursing and respiratory therapy, as well as an introduction to healthcare pre-apprenticeship for English Language Learners
If you are interested in exploring in the world of health care through an apprenticeship contact Brooke Sydow at 605-461-8364 for more details. For more information about careers at HRMC, click here
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