HGTC Partners with McLeod for Apprenticeships
is excited to announce an apprenticeship program with McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital through a partnership with Apprenticeship Carolina. The apprenticeships focus on Environmental Services through Health Care Sanitation positions and Patient Care through Medical Surgical Technician positions.
“We’re excited to partner with McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital and Apprenticeship Carolina in building a pipeline of medical personnel from HGTC. Our students will have secured employment at McLeod as they complete their academic program,” said Julie Golden, HGTC Training & Development Director, Assistant Provost of the Georgetown Campus Workforce Development and Continuing Education.
McLeod Health is willing to think outside the box during these difficult times.
“McLeod Health is excited to expand on our partnership with Horry Georgetown Technical College and Carolina Apprenticeship. This is an amazing opportunity for students to grow in their healthcare career and become future employees at McLeod Health. We look forward to providing our local community healthcare career options and growing our workforce with quality candidates,” said Courtney Weaver, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development McLeod Health.
“Developing this Registered Apprenticeship program with McLeod Health and providing a workforce development tool that they can utilize for years to come is only a small step in the right direction for Horry and Georgetown counties. My hope is that more employers can use this as an example and create their own Registered Apprenticeship Program,” said Travis King, Apprenticeship Consultant, Apprenticeship Carolina.
The Apprenticeship Carolina model for Registered Apprenticeship programs provides opportunities for interested individuals to pursue a certificate or training credentials directly related to the industry where they are going to work. This provides the crucial on-the-job training that many employers are seeking in today’s workforce marketplace, while also laying out a scalable wage progression that gives apprentice’s ownership of their future.
“The amazing thing about these programs is that they are customized to fit the employers’ needs. This model gave McLeod Health the ability to pinpoint the occupation of Medical Surgical Technician and outline their program in a manner where they will be growing their workforce base rather than simply recruiting from the existing workforce,” continued King.
The approach is the quick and easy way, but as proven from Charleston to Columbia to Greenville; Apprenticeships in South Carolina are a workforce development vehicle that can only be measured by the success stories and life changing impacts of the programs.