Radiologic Technology Program Signs Affiliation Agreement With U.S. Department of Labor
CDU’s Radiologic Technology program signed an affiliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to introduce an innovative Computed Tomography (CT) Apprenticeship Program designed to transform X-ray technicians into skilled CT technicians right at their workplace.
The Registered Apprentice Standards Agreement was signed on behalf of CDU by Dr. Monica Ferrini, Dean of the College of Science and Health.
“This partnership marks an exciting milestone in our collective efforts to foster professional development and create meaningful opportunities for the future generation of skilled professionals in the medical field,” said Eugene Hasson, Radiologic Technologist Program Director. “We are confident that this program will yield fruitful outcomes for both apprentices and the organizations involved, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a transformative way.”
CDU RadTech students, through this program, have the chance to apprentice at one of the program’s clinical partnerships, mentored by a seasoned CT Technologist.
As a registered apprentice program, CDU is also eligible for grant funding from various federal, state, and local entities. This initiative aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative, launched in 2022.
The initiative established a national network encompassing employers, industry organizations, labor groups, educators, and community-based organizations, all committed to enriching and diversifying Registered Apprenticeship.
Such apprenticeships offer an equitable “earn and learn” model with a recognized credential system. It benefits employers by promoting a diverse workforce and aids workers with hands-on learning, mentorship, and a clear path to a well-paying job.