Nuvolo has partnered with AAMI to support healthcare technology management (HTM) departments who enroll in AAMI’s Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Apprenticeship Program. The program combines online and classroom education with up to 6,000 hours of on-the-job learning time over the course of two years.
BMET apprentices participating in the two-year program have the opportunity to earn three industry-recognized credentials: the Certified Associate in Biomedical Technology (CABT), the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), candidate status; and CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, participants also receive a nationally recognized certificate from AAMI and the U.S. Department of Labor.
To help HTM departments pay for the cost of certifying their BMET apprentices, Nuvolo has started the Nuvolo Apprenticeship Certification Program. Here’s how the program works:
“At Nuvolo, our teams are actively invested in the industries we support,” said Tom Stanford, founder and CEO at Nuvolo. “Sponsoring the AAMI BMET Apprenticeship program is just the latest expression of that commitment. The need for skilled talent in the healthcare technology management industry is being felt across the board and Nuvolo is committed to addressing this need.”
To address the shortage of qualified HTM professionals in the hiring pool, some hospitals and other employers had been training their own BMETs from the ground up with no formalized way to ensure these BMETs are trained consistently or to a minimum standard.
This apprenticeship program will bring structure to that process and contribute to a solution for bridging the current skill gap in the field for entry-level employees. The availability of a formalized BMET apprenticeship, offering formalized training in a real work environment, is intended to attract new professionals to the field.
“AAMI wants to thank Nuvolo for coming up with this creative way to support the HTM community in addressing the BMET shortage and growing the field,” says Danielle McGeary, vice president of healthcare technology management at AAMI. “This is a great way to financially support hospitals who want to participate in the BMET Apprenticeship Program but may have budget constraints. We hope more companies will follow Nuvolo’s example so that even more hospitals can hire BMET apprentices.”
More information on how to become a BMET Apprenticeship partner can be found by visiting https://www.aami.org/training/bmet-apprenticeship.
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