Registered Apprenticeships are the gold standard of workforce development strategies and have been deployed as a tried and true approach to workforce development in many industries. H-CAP saw an opportunity to bring this powerful model to healthcare. 

H-CAP created a national collaboration to build targeted workforce solutions through Registered Apprenticeship that effectively address healthcare industry challenges while improving job quality and developing pipelines/career advancement opportunities for healthcare workers. H-CAP serves as a national industry intermediary contractor with the U.S. Department of Labor providing technical assistance, subject matter expertise, shareable resources, and capacity building infrastructure


  • Ambulatory Coder

  • Assistant Case manager

  • Central Sterile Processing Technician

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Community Health Worker (CHW)

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • Home Health Aide + Specialties

  • Hospital Code

  • Interventional Radiologic Technologist

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Medical Assistant

  • Optical Dispenser

  • Support & Retention Coordinator 1 + 2

  • Surgical Technologist

The occupations registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and state departments of labor through H-CAP support are varied and targeted to high-growth, in-demand occupations, with demonstrable career pathways for apprentices.


  • Increase the supply of skilled healthcare workers for a changing healthcare delivery system

  • Reduce turnover and related costs

  • Build internal training capacity and creating opportunity to focus on competency: highly flexible and customizable

  • Allow for non-traditional approaches to workforce education with real career pathways

  • Create accessible advancement opportunities for women, people of color, immigrants, and experienced low-wage workers

Registered Apprenticeship programs are successful because they are nimble, responding to changing industry demands by gathering direct input from employers, unions, and workers to create competency-based programs that both meet current industry needs and help to build the healthcare workforce of the future. 



We build the workforce for quality care through workforce development, training resources, and partnering for patients and communities.

Select photos by Jim Tynan,
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East - © 2020 H-CAP, Inc. | All rights reserved.

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