Monday December 13, 2021

Healthcare Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

ASHHRA and Dallas College are seeking healthcare systems and sites that will use the IRAP model to onboard, train and retain employees.

To help close the growing skills gap, a new apprenticeship model has emerged to help Americans obtain relevant skills and as a faster pathway to high-paying jobs. Dallas College was awarded $12 million dollars from the Department of Labor to create and scale apprenticeships nationally in the health care industry. Core team partners include the ASHHRA, Workcred, Bufflehead Strategies, and Solutions for Information Design (SOLID – a DoD contractor and pro-veteran career readiness company).

IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs that provide individuals with opportunities to obtain workplace-relevant knowledge and progressively advancing skills. IRAPs combine a paid-work component with an educational component resulting in an industry-recognized credential. IRAPs are recognized and evaluated annually by qualified third-party entities known as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs). The SRE for Dallas College IRAPs is the ANSI National Accreditation Board.

IRAPs are developed/developing for the following occupations:

  • Healthcare Culinary Services
  • Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Healthcare Facilities Management
  • MRI Technologist
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist

CONTACT

For more information about this program, please contact:

Jeremy Sadlier
Jeremy.Sadlier@ashhra.org
312-985-7062

Open Call for Participants

ASHHRA and Dallas College are seeking healthcare systems and sites that will use the IRAP model to onboard, train and retain employees. IRAPs have been validated by industry experts, are recognized and evaluated by a 3rd party, are low cost, and have high return on investment. We have an open call process for employers who meet requirements to participate on the project for as long as grant funds are available.

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Sadlier
Jeremy.Sadlier@ashhra.org
312-985-7062