New DCCCD Apprenticeship Program Aims to Fast Track Health Careers

More Dallas community college students will have a chance to "earn and learn" with a new federal $12 million grant aimed at creating apprenticeship programs in the healthcare industry. U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday announced that the Dallas County Community College District is among the first recipients of about $183 million in department grants to expand apprenticeship opportunities nationwide. Dallas' program, which will be developed in partnership with the American Hospital Association and area healthcare entities, will allow students to get paid while training in one of about 50 medical careers that are in high demand, said DCCCD chancellor Joe May. DCCCD will invest about $4 million of its own funds for the program.   Continue reading...

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