"The apprenticeship program has the potential to change an associate's life, while providing Brookdale communities with the talent they need to enrich the lives of our residents," said Brookdale CEO
Each apprentice will be paired with a mentor for coaching and support during what is estimated to be a year-long program. In addition to career development, associates who complete the program will earn a nationally recognized certified nursing assistant certificate and be eligible for up to three pay increases during the program, if certain milestones are met. Brookdale communities that participate will commit to developing talent in an earn-while-you-learn setting.
"The apprenticeship program has the potential to boost Brookdale's retention rates by giving associates a solid career path," said
With this approval, Brookdale will now work with state and local economic development offices to launch and eventually expand the program. This CNA program is Brookdale's first
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