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  National Center for Healthcare Leadership
1700 W. Van Buren
Suite 126B
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-6630
Fax: (312) 563-6631

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Healthcare Workforce Consortium

In collaboration with the AHIMA Foundation, NCHL participates in Department of Labor-sponsored Healthcare Workforce Consortium. The Consortium will work to help health systems and other health sector employers across the country to develop new apprenticeship programs in their areas of greatest workforce need.

As the costs of higher education continue to rise and the pace of change continues to escalate, more decision-makers are questioning whether our “one-time/full-time” approach to higher education is really the best model for supporting healthcare's future workforce needs.

Pair this with findings that most professional learning takes place on the job rather than the classroom, and it’s no wonder many chief human resource and learning officers are wondering whether their workplaces could be the ones supplying degrees and other credentials.

The question is not just hypothetical. In recent years, the US Department of Labor has increasingly recognized how important the workplace can be as a source of learning and professional preparation—both as a complement and in some cases an alternative to pursuing additional degrees

In 2016, the US announced a $90 million investment to expand establishment of formal work-based learning programs as part of their ApprenticeshipUSA initiative.

A portion of this support will be geared specifically toward the healthcare sector, where the opportunities for work-based learning approaches may be particularly significant. As health systems seek to continue strengthening the health of the communities they serve, many are recognizing that stable employment and career growth can be particularly important determinants of long-term health.

Apprenticeship Accelerator Meeting

Join us to learn more about becoming an employer sponsor at the Apprenticeship Accelerator for Healthcare Meeting. The accelerator will take place Friday, September 8, 2017, at Malcolm X College Chicago from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event brings together healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare driven fields to discuss the development of apprenticeship programs in areas of greatest workforce needs.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Chelsea Johnson at cjohnson@nchl.org or 312-563-6356.

Agenda

Please see the overview of events below. A more detailed agenda will be available in the coming weeks.


Registration

Registration for the Apprenticeship Accelerator is now open. Please click below to get started:

Transportation

Free parking is available at Malcolm X College with validation. Malcolm X College is also accessible by public transportation via the CTA Blue Line, Damen stop or the 126 Jackson route.


Overnight Accomodations

For those who might need to make overnight accommodations for this event, here are two nearby hotels:

Hotel Chicago (0.4 miles from Malcolm X)

1622 W. Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60612

The room rate for this hotel $125 - $140/night. To make a reservation at Hotel Chicago, please click here.

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC(0.7 miles from Malcolm X)

625 S. Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

The room rate for this hotel $170 - $209/night. To make a reservation at the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC, please click here.


Would you like to learn more about how registered apprenticeships can help your organization address skill gaps as well as grow next-generation talent? Please contact Joyce Anne Wainio jwainio@nchl.org or call 312-563-6632.


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