Introduction to Healthcare Employment & Apprenticeship Program

An Entry-level Healthcare Career Program

Officially recognized by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council (WSATC)

 

IHAP provides entry-level pathways to healthcare careers!

This innovative employment program trains entry-level job seekers for careers in the healthcare sector. Candidates can earn the Nursing Assistant Certification (NA-C or CNA) – which is a prerequisite for several healthcare positions – through this convenient 6 – 8 week program.

Online training and in-person labs provide candidates with flexibility and access to hands-on learning.

In January 2023, the NA-C program was officially recognized by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council (WSATC). Read more about what this recognition means.

IHAP graduates are ready to be hired upon program completion. Get involved and meet your workforce needs by providing spots for the IHAP clinical requirement (40 hours). Contact us to learn more.

IHAP Phases

IHAP covers these core topics:

Phase 1: Healthcare Foundations (3 weeks). Candidates explore available healthcare careers and develop healthcare workplace readiness. Provided by Seattle Jobs Initiative.

Phase 2: NA-C training program (6 weeks + testing). Candidates complete online classes, hands-on labs, and clinicals. Provided by Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium.

Assessment: Pass the Washington State written and skills assessments, and register as a Certified NA-C.

 

Program Structure

IHAP Phase 2, provided by Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium, consists of:

Weeks 1 – 4

Zoom classes (online)

Labs (in-person)

9 am – 3 pm, Mon – Wed

9 am – 2 pm, Thurs or Fri

Week 5

 Preparation and Orientation Week (in-person)

CPR class/Skills Practice/Make-up Days

Times vary based on activity
Week 6

Clinical work experience (in-person)

40 hours

 

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for IHAP, you must:

  • Be 18 yrs or older, or be in a pre-approved high-school cohort
  • Be approved to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Be proficient in English (ESL Level 5 or English 098)
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Be up to date on all vaccinations and immunizations
Learn how your organization can host clinicals for IHAP students, and then hire them as NA-Cs!
Contact us for more details.

IHAP was developed by the Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium/SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund and is implemented in partnership with Seattle Jobs Initiative.