SVT Students Take Part in Medical Assistant Apprenticeship
Three former Spokane Valley Tech (SVT) students are part of the inaugural Providence Health Care Medical Assistant Apprentice Program. Kaitlynn Reynolds; EMT, Alivia Stenson; Sports Medicine and Eugene Florez; Sports Medicine, all from the SVT class of 2017 completed a rigorous application process last spring and are currently full time apprentices.
Apprentices are required to complete 2,000 hours of paid, on-the-job training with the support and guidance of an experienced one-on-one medical assistant coach and 364 hours of supplemental online coursework.
Eugene Florez, a 19-year-old apprentice currently in the program, says he previously was studying sports medicine when he first heard of Providence’s apprenticeship program and decided to apply.
“I love it,” Florez says of the program. “I wanted to do something where I could help people. This whole program is amazing, and I’m being paid to learn.”
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