A new program offered by Jefferson Community Health & Life gives area residents a chance to receive a degree in a new career with financial assistance, and commit to working at JCH&L.
The JCH&L Apprenticeship Program seeks apprentices for careers in nursing, radiology, laboratory, speech therapy and possibly other health care careers. For those accepted into the program and completing courses toward a degree, JCH&L will cover up to 100 percent of school tuition, books, and fees after other scholarships are applied.
“We feel it is very important for us to ‘grow our own’ future workers in much-needed areas in healthcare,” said Sandy Bauer, director human resources at JCH&L.
To be eligible, a person must have graduated from high school or have their GED. They must have an interest in a health care career. And they must have interest in helping others, being a team player and working at JCH&L in Fairbury. The length of commitment to work at JCH&L would depend on the amount of educational costs that are covered by JCH&L.
“We hope, of course, that those who go through the program would want to work at JCH&L for the long term and become a part of our team,” Bauer said.
For those accepted into the program, a mentor will be provided. The mentor will be a current JCH&L employee in the apprentice’s field of study. If an apprentice is in need of additional help, a tutor will be arranged with the school.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to help our apprentices be successful,” Bauer said.
In some cases, apprentice’s may also have the opportunity for working hours at JCH&L during their education.
For an application or more information, please contact Sandy Bauer at 402-729-6851, or email email@example.com.