New Registered Apprenticeship Grant Aims To Address Health Care Work Force Shortage
23 Jan 2022
Gov. Kim Reynolds has released more information on her proposed plan to address a shortage of health care workers in Iowa, particularly in the state’s rural community. She says, “Solving Iowa’s health care work force shortage requires a broad and wholistic approach comprised of both short- and long-term strategies and investments. There’s no better place to start than in our high schools—introducing students to simulated and hands-on learning in the health care field that could potentially turn into a life-long career. Our communities and health care industry will benefit greatly from developing these public-private partnerships and innovative collaborations.” The newly available grants will establish or expand high school-based registered apprenticeships modeled on a program created in 2021 at the Career Academy of Pella.