Struggling to attract and retain qualified BMETs?
Becoming an Employer Partner in the AAMI BMET Apprenticeship Program gives you a clear advantage over other employers. Designed to enhance and expand your workforce, this program is your company's pathway towards more diverse, better-trained, and better-retained technicians.
Proven High Retention
Apprenticeship programs are a proven way to attract and retain committed talent. The support offered through the AAMI Registered BMET Apprenticeship program ensures that your employees rapidly develop comprehensive skills more successfully than many traditional hiring and training programs.
Bottom Line Savings
Apprentices are developed within your company’s culture, trained on your specific medical equipment, and learn your organization’s tools, processes and policies from Day 1. Skip the orienting new hires to your equipment, and save the money you spend retraining bad habits—your apprentice will be brought up doing it your company's way.
Grant Support Available
There is substantial grant funding available at both the state and federal level for companies who invest in apprenticeship programs, including specified funding to support veteran apprentices. Contact us to learn more.
Apprenticeship programs are also seen as critical contributors to the overall diversity of a workforce. Because the barriers to entry for the apprentice are lower than those for traditional higher education, you will be able to access a broader pool of potential applicants.
1000+ candidates are waiting on you
There has been a tremendous interest from potential apprentices and AAMI is compiling a database of candidates by region to be shared with our approved employer partners.
Launch your apprenticeship with current employees
Don't start over. Enroll current employees as apprentices, including the ability to fast track through areas of training that they have already mastered.
Ready to become an employer partner?
When you invest in developing an apprentice into their new career, they in turn invest back in the company through longer tenure.
There is substantial grant funding available at both the state and federal level for companies who invest in apprenticeship programs.
The program's learn-on-the-job approach empowers you with BMETs trained through the lens of your institution's service practices.
Invest in a pipeline designed to enhance your workforce with credentialed and custom-trained BMETs.
Why Work with AAMI?
The AAMI Registered BMET Apprenticeship program is the only nationwide apprenticeship program for BMETs that is approved by the US Department of Labor. Through this program with the DOL, AAMI was approved to design and facilitate a program
that makes it easy for employers to ensure that apprentices are supported and trained to a nationwide standard.
Bottom line: AAMI will be there every step of the way as you launch your apprenticeship program.
How does the program work?
The program is structured to ensure that each apprentice accomplishes a comprehensive set of training objectives and relevant certifications within 2 years. Many employers are able to easily enhance their existing in-house training program to meet the requirements of the program.
To begin the program, we will work with you to complete DOL-related paperwork, clarify all program requirements and build a wage schedule.
All training and certification requirements are outlined here in the program's curriculum. AAMI has partnered with several organizations such as The College of Biomedical Equipment Technology, CompTIA and Fluke Biomedical to provide training materials, certifications and courses at a reduced cost for our employer partners. Additionally, all BMET Apprentices receive a free AAMI Membership so they can access AAMI training materials for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Through AAMI's relationships and finely honed curriculum, employer partners can train apprentices for just $3200 total over the two years plus the cost of the apprentice's annual salary.
Employers are responsible for hiring their own apprentices (or enrolling an existing employee) in their apprenticeship program. AAMI has a database of over 1000 qualified candidates from all over the United States available to any employer partner of the program. AAMI has your pipeline!
The first step is to reach out!
AAMI scaled the mountain of paperwork, you reap the benefits!
Getting a new apprenticeship approved through the U.S. Department of Labor is a hurdle—and we've already cleared it for you! As the sponsoring partner of the program, AAMI will not only certify your apprentices that complete the program, but is here to support both the employer and apprentice through the process by serving as your liaison to the DOL.