Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute

Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program 


Applications for this Career Education and Development Program
Due February 25th, 2018 at 5pm

Would you like to make a difference every day? Do you like working with people and being a valued member of a team? If so, keep reading – the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is seeking caring 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 to the applicant and will prepare participants to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam (CCMA).

“Being a Medical Assistant is more than a job, I get to help people feel better, listen, make                  them smile and know I am here for them.” ~ Stephanie Farnum, Current Medical Assistant Apprentice

All candidates who successfully complete the educational program will be hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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 successful conclusion of the 11-week training program, is $14.50/hour with incremental increases during and upon apprenticeship completion, based on performance up to $16.50/hour. 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 and is possible thanks to the generous and continued support of the US Department of Labor, Vermont Department of Labor and NH Works.   

“The first time I saw the medical center I thought a career was out of reach- and one year later I am a medical assistant. Thanks to the apprenticeship program, I not only dream more… I dream bigger.” 
~Charina Canete, Former Medical Assistant Apprentice

We invite you to lean more by attending the Program Orientation Event on Monday, February 26th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon at 5:45pm. Interested candidates must register to attend the orientation event.

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DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system serving communities in northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, four affiliate hospitals, 24 ambulatory clinics and through the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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 18 years, Vermont HITEC has partnered with over 30 Vermont and New Hampshire businesses to employ over 1,500 individuals in the health care, information technology and advanced manufacturing fields. Equal Opportunity is the law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics.