McKinney-based Blockit will be taking part in apprenticeship program for enlisted veterans through the Heroes to Healthcare mission. The medical technology company’s participation will address high unemployment and underemployment for former soldiers with healthcare experience.
“Creating strategic partnerships with public and private organizations, the Heroes to Healthcare mission aims to address the critical employment challenges facing nearly 11,000 healthcare-experienced, mid-enlisted military medical professionals that transition out of the military annually,” said Dave Gregorio, co-founder of ImPowerQ Associates and executive director of social impact for the Heroes to Healthcare mission via release. “Not only is it about preparing our heroes for employment but also positioning our mission to create employment opportunities by being catalysts for growth through collaboration among our diverse employer partners.”
Enlisted healthcare-experienced veterans are the third largest cohort of underemployed soldiers. Organizational development company ImPowerQ Associates designed Healthcare to Heroes to provide job learning strategies, credentialing content, and skill development for veterans. Their apprenticeships focus on four areas: healthcare administration, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and cybersecurity.
Blockit will be pursuing a U.S. Department of Labor Platinum Hire Vets Medallion this year, which is awarded to U.S. employers that hire and retain veterans at a high rate.
“Blockit is looking forward to joining the Heroes to Healthcare mission by partnering with ImPowerQ on this important initiative. Blockit’s focus on solving complex care delivery challenges requires experienced care delivery professionals working alongside our technology innovators.” said Blockit chief executive officer Jake McCarley via release. “This partnership will not only support our veterans by providing meaningful employment but also allow Blockit to further our focus and depth of patient care insights and innovations thanks to having these highly qualified healthcare professionals join the Blockit team.”
“We are honored to have such amazing support from Blockit. A truly leading-edge healthcare company with a tremendous mission. Blockit’s support empowers our healthcare-experienced veterans with the resources and jobs they need to obtain meaningful mission driven employment in the exciting area of healthcare innovation and technology,” said Samina Hooda, president and chief learning officer at ImPowerQ via release.