UVM Medical Center Partners with Vermont HITEC to Grow Phlebotomy Staff in Unique Train-to-Hire Apprenticeship Program 


Applications for this No-Cost Training Program Due December 9th


Burlington, VTThe University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center and Vermont HITEC, a not-for-profit education center, are now accepting applications for a no-cost, 8-week Phlebotomy training program that will lead to guaranteed full-time jobs with UVM Medical Center upon successful completion. Up to 12 selected participants will attend an 8-week program starting January 14, 2019, with employment beginning March 11, 2019.  All participants completing the program will be offered full-time positions as Phlebotomists and enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship with stepped-up performance-based wage increases.  Wages start at $13.52 per hour and will progress up to $14.49 per hour after the first year, plus shift differential (where applicable).  All positions are full-time with benefits at UVM Medical Center.

No prior healthcare knowledge or experience is required to apply, but candidates are required to have a High School diploma or GED. A phlebotomist is an integral part of the healthcare team and properly obtains blood specimens from patients of all ages, using venipuncture and capillary collection. Phlebotomists work in multiple healthcare environments such as inpatient and outpatient settings.  A grant of $2,000 per student is available to support living expenses during the 8-week program

Vermont HITEC has partnered with businesses to employ more than 1,600 individuals in the healthcare, information technology, business services and advanced manufacturing fields.  Vermont HITEC's technical and professional training closes the skills gap between motivated workers and the organizations that seek them.  The program is funded in part by the US Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Labor.

The deadline for applications is December 9thTo apply, complete the online application by clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page. For more information or assistance, contact: Lisa Tellstone, Director of Grants, Marketing & College Relations, via email: lisa.tellstone@vthitec.org or via phone: 802-872-0660.

ABOUT UVM Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center, formerly Fletcher Allen, is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. While we have changed our name, our commitment to community remains the same. We’re not just caregivers – we’re your friends and neighbors, dedicated to providing you with the best medical care possible. 

Together, The University of Vermont Medical Center, College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences form one of just 138 academic medical centers in the country. Our nationally recognized healthcare experts are researchers and teachers, physicians and nurses who offer leading-edge therapies backed by laboratory and clinical research. 

 ABOUT VERMONT HITEC

Vermont HITEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate, train and employ residents in a variety of fields. Over the past 19 years, Vermont HITEC has partnered with over 30 Vermont, New Hampshire and Kentucky businesses to employ over 1,600 individuals in the health care, information technology, business services and advanced manufacturing fields. Equal Opportunity is the law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, political affiliation or belief.



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