Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau announced Jan. 21 what it is calling “a one-of-a-kind apprenticeship program that aims to help increase essential healthcare workers.” 

The Medical Assistant Apprenticeship gives students the opportunity to earn a college degree while completing a State of Wisconsin Registered Apprenticeship. 

“It’s also a win-win for apprentices because

they get paid by their healthcare employer while learning on-the-job and through supplemental classroom instruction,” said Katie Metko, NTC apprenticeship manager.

“Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested workforce solution that benefits both employers and apprentices,” said Joshua Johnson, state director of the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Prospective employers can contact Metko at (715) 803-1242 or metko@ntc.edu or see ntc.edu/academics-training/apprentice ships/medical-assistant.