Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for these Health Care Apprenticeships?
Individuals must be employed at the health care facility that will provide the On-the-Job-Learning (OJL) and mentoring portion of their Registered Apprenticeship. The ideal apprentice is someone who is fairly new to their job or is taking on a few role/responsibility in their organization where the Registered Apprenticeship will help her/him advance in their organization.
I am not employed but would like to work as a Health Care Apprentice. How do I find one?
You must first be employed in order to work as a Health Care Apprentice so someone who is currently unemployed would have to first find employment, then work together with their new employer to register for one of our Apprenticeship programs. Many of Alaska’s Community Health Centers provide apprenticeship training for their new employees. Providence Alaska Medical Center and the High Utilizer Mat-Su Program has recently started working with APCA to train Community Health Workers as Registered Apprentices.
I am a health care, behavioral health or human services employer who would like our new employees to be trained or cross trained using the Apprenticeship model. Is this program right for me?
We can train entry-level employees as Apprenticeship Model as Medical Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Billing Coding Specialists, Electronic Health Records Specialists, or Community Health Workers.
First, download the work process schedule (found here) for the job category of interest. Make sure the wage scale will work for your organization.
How do I interpret the wage scale listed on Appendix A or “details of the apprenticeship” document?
As a part of the Apprenticeship agreement, the employer must pay their Apprentice at least the amount listed on the wage scale to start and at the end of the Apprenticeship. All Apprentices must get an increase in pay midway through their Apprenticeship.