Apprenticeship Program Launching in Marion County

Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS -

EmployIndy is partnering with the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living to launch a registered apprenticeship program. The organizations say the program will be implemented in skilled nursing and assisted living centers throughout Marion County.

The program is being funded through a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. EmployIndy says it will not only allow employers to design an apprenticeship specific to their staffing needs, but will also address a declining workforce supply in the area if long-term care services.

The organization says apprentices in the program will receive guidance from an experienced mentor and receive progressive wage increases. Participating employers will receive assistance to cover wages and training costs related to the program.

"Apprenticeships offer an opportunity for young people to work, learn, and connect with others who have seen success in a field of work," says Angela Carr Klitzsch, chief executive officer of EmployIndy. "This shows the apprentice a path for career progress and professional development."

EmployIndy says operators of three healthcare facilities have committed to the program with more expressing interest. The goal of the program is to get new Certified Nursing Assistants certified so they can skill up to become Qualified Medication Aides and eventually working to become Registered Nurses.

"It’s a very proactive approach that I think will be helpful," said Shannon Ammerman, administrator at Traditions of Solana in Indianapolis, which will launch its apprenticeship program in early 2018. "The apprentices will hit the ground running and have a point person that can help them and us work through any challenges that arise."

The IHCA/INCAL is also launching a new online CNA training program which it says will allow care centers to train their own nursing assistants from start to finish.

  • Perspectives

    • Tax Planning: Now’s the Time to Tackle It!

      Year-end is still months away, but smart investors have already begun their tax planning. Spending time analyzing your capital-gain situation could benefit you come next April 15th, no matter what investment vehicles you use - individual securities, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, or others. Here's how…

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Ambrose Amps up Ambition For Old GM Stamping Site

      An Indianapolis-based developer has greatly expanded its original investment plans for the city's former GM Stamping Plant site. Ambrose Property Group's vision now includes projects totaling nearly $1.4 billion, more than doubling the $550 million scope detailed last year. During a community event Friday, the company and Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the name of the more than 100-acre, downtown district: Waterside. Plans now call for...

    • Indy Hotels Among Top in Midwest

      Three Indianapolis hotels are among Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest. The rankings include two hotels that have made the list three years in a row and one making its debut. The JW Marriott Indianapolis ranks third on this year's list, followed by The Conrad, which is eighth and Ironworks Hotels appearing on the list for the first time at number 17. You can see the full rankings by...

    • Indy Airport Scores Top Honor Again

      Indianapolis International Airport has again been named Best Airport in the United States by a global leisure publication. The Condé Nast Traveler recognition is the fifth straight for IND. The Best Airport designation is part of Traveler's annual Readers Choice Awards, which is built on feedback from more than 100,000 comments and millions of ratings. In addition to airports, favorites were tallied for hotels, resorts and destinations.

    • NTN Driveshaft Proposing $90M Expansion

      NTN Driveshaft Inc. in Columbus is planning a $90 million expansion. In a tax abatement request with the Bartholomew County city, the automotive component supplier said the investment will lead to 74 new jobs and help retain a current full-time workforce of nearly 1,600. NTN Driveshaft is one of the largest employers in Columbus and last year, it opened a more than $140 million facility in Anderson. It launched operations in Bartholomew County in 1989 and says...

    • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

      Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.