Monday December 13, 2021

Healthcare Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP)

Integrate career pathways in some of healthcare’s hardest-to-fill support roles through Healthcare Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).

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 to create and scale apprenticeships nationally in the healthcare 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.

Click below to download the PDF flier for each role.

Amy Mackenroth
Sr. Managing Director, Workforce Development, Dallas College

Jeremy Sadlier
Executive Director, ASHHRA