Virginia’s economy has a skills gap, and it’s not alone. There simply aren’t enough credentialed workers to fill the open jobs in practically every state, according to the National Skills Coalition.
Apprenticeship programs follow a tried and true model that has built the modern American economy. What was once a common method for training in the manufacturing and trade area has now spread across the healthcare sector.
The model is working in healthcare, and the introduction has happened at the right time. With employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow by 18 percent from 2016 to 2026 — adding 2.4 million new jobs — apprenticeships help create a new avenue for empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.
It's a problem every educator faces: how do you tailor your review process to place greater focus on areas where your students need the most help? This can be especially complicated when individual student needs are so different. When teachers have to make assumptions based on generalizations, instincts or unreliable data, some students are left behind and real improvement is a significant challenge.
The last few months have presented the healthcare and education sectors with plenty of newsworthy updates. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced an overhaul to the meaningful use EHR program which removes redundancies. Administrator, Seema Verma, said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and ultimately save hospitals over 2 million hours of work.