Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College and Piedmont HealthCare have announced a new partnership through the College’s Apprenticeship Iredell program.
Apprenticeship Iredell, established in fall 2020, is a work-based learning opportunity with the goal of developing highly skilled workers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. The program provides an opportunity for Mitchell students to be hired by an industry partner to acquire on-the-job training while simultaneously receiving classroom instruction from the College.
Jeff Smith, CEO, and Jeff Taylor, Director of Operations and Human Resources, were present to represent Piedmont HealthCare, one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast.
"Piedmont HealthCare is excited to provide the first healthcare apprenticeship program in our area. Our partnership with Mitchell Community College and Iredell Statesville Schools provides students with the opportunity for free tuition, real-world job experience, and a successful career in healthcare," said Taylor.
Within the Apprenticeship Iredell program, Piedmont HealthCare will provide five occupational opportunities to interested students which include: medical assistant, front desk coordinator, business services representative, registered nurse resident, and phlebotomist. One of these opportunities combined with the College’s medical assisting diploma, healthcare management certificate or degree, nursing degree, or phlebotomist course will serve as the related instruction needed.
"On behalf of Mitchell Community College and the apprenticeship program, we would like to welcome Piedmont HealthCare to the Mitchell family," Hannah Tuthill, apprenticeship coordinator, said of the new partnership. "I look forward to the opportunities that this partnership will provide for both our students and community."