LIVONIA, Mich. – After a comprehensive and successful two-year pilot with more than 900 students, MedCerts has launched a training program for high school students to earn a nationally recognized credential in Allied Healthcare and Health IT careers. When the student successfully completes the online didactic training and has graduated, they are able to funnel directly into open jobs with partner employers or if they choose, take advantage of the MedCerts Prior Learning Assessment Credit Transfer Ecosystem and gain college credit at a reputable college.
The new program combines online training and, if needed as part of the certification, a residential experience in a healthcare setting, guided by healthcare professionals that lead directly to jobs. These residential training experiences provide on-the-job experience, which can be supplied through MedCerts employer partners or through the school’s existing partners. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most allied healthcare jobs are in high demand. The projected growth change in employment for Medical Assistants from 2022 to 2032 is projected at 14 percent, which is well above the average growth rate.
“MedCerts in partnerships with schools and local healthcare employers is building an early talent pipeline directly from high school into well-paying, entry-level healthcare jobs,” said Jen Kolb, National Director of Workforce Development at MedCerts, “Students in high school can get their training and clinical experience completed in their senior year so that they graduate from high school and can go immediately into a skilled career.”…Read More