Apprenticeship Sponsorship

In an effort to address healthcare workforce shortages, particularly in rural areas, Rural Health Association of Tennessee launched a pilot Apprenticeship program at the start of 2021. We act as a "sponsor organization" for employers who adopt the apprenticeship model for nursing assistants/patient care techs, dental assistants, and community health workers.

Current employer partners include:

  • West Tennessee Healthcare
  • Braden Health 
  • National Healthcare Cooperation
  • Helping Hands of West and Middle Tennessee

To learn more about RHA's apprenticeship program, contact [email protected]

Workforce Ready Curriculum 

Rural Health Association of Tennessee developed a workforce ready curriculum to introduce youth to careers in healthcare and support the development of "soft skills" needed to be successful in healthcare. 

Rural Health Apprenticeships in the Spotlight

Media mentions of RHAs Apprenticeship Program:


Thank You to our Funders!

Our Apprenticeship Program is made possible by the generosity of the below funders: