Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute

Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program 

Applications Due by September 24, 2017


Applications for this Career Education and Development Program
Due September 24th, 2017 at 5pm

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is seeking individuals who are passionate about patients and committed to acquiring the knowledge and skills required to be a Medical Assistant. Up to 20 individuals will be selected to participate in an intensive 11-week education program in Lebanon, NH. The educational program is provided at no cost and will prepare participants to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam (CCMA).

Each individual selected to participate in the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program will be sponsored by one of the following: 

  • D-H Lebanon Primary Care
  • D-H Lebanon Dermatology
  • D-H Keene/Cheshire Medical Center
  • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • New London Hospital

All candidates who successfully complete the educational program will be hired by their sponsoring organization and enrolled in a 2000-hour U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship combines education with on-the-job training and apprentices are able to “earn while they learn.”  The starting wage for apprentices, at the conclusion of the 11-week training program, is between $14.00-$14.50/hour. Apprentices have the opportunity to earn performance-based increases as they continue to develop their skills. All apprentices are offered a comprehensive benefits package.

This program, offered through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute is offered as part of a collaborative partnership formed between D-H and Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC (IAA) and is possible thanks to the generous and continued support of the US Department of Labor, Vermont Department of Labor and NH Works. 

The deadline for applications is September 24, 2017. Program Orientation events will be held on Wednesday September 20th at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene or Monday, September 25th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Both events start at 6:00pm. Interested candidates must register to attend one of the two orientation events. 

For more information or assistance, contact Suzy Zani, IAA Project Leader & Mentor via email at susan.zani@vthitec.org or phone at 802-872-0660.

Workforce Development at Dartmouth-Hitchcock: To learn more about Dartmouth-Hitchcock's workforce development initiatives please visit http://careers.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/resources/workforce-development.html

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a patient population of 1.9 million in New England. Anchored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; affiliate hospitals in Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine. In partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, it trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research.

Vermont HITEC is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate, train and employ Vermonters in a variety of fields. Over the past 17 years, Vermont HITEC has partnered with over 30 Vermont and New Hampshire businesses to employ over 1,400 individuals in the business services, health care, information technology and advanced manufacturing fields.